Andersen #18 Geared One-Speed Stainless Steel Self-Tailing Winch. If youve ever had the pleasure of sailing or racing aboard a boat equipped with Andersen winches, then you know you really can feel the difference when uncompromising quality is built in. These stainless-steel winches are smooth, quiet, efficient, and easy to use. They combine Andersens famous Power Rib drum surface, which generates horizontal friction, with a highly polished surface to minimize vertical friction, so the rope slides easily up the drum. The self-tailing system adjusts automatically to accommodate various rope diameters. The self-tailing arms are curved to give a fair lead, so friction is minimized. Pawls are made from unbreakable cold-pressed 316 stainless-steel bar. Lightweight stainless drums, combined with aluminum bronze internal construction, results in a winch that actually weighs the same or less than aluminum winches of similar size. Aluminum bronze base plates are twice as strong as standard bronze, giving a light, stiff and strong construction for increased winch efficiency. Thanks to the superb quality of materials used, winch service is required only every second year under normal use. #18 Standard Self -Tailing Series winch has the following specifications: One-Speed Winch, 2.6:1:1 Gear Ratio 1st, 18.8:1 Power Ratio, 2-4/5" Drum, 4-7/10" Base, 5-1/2" H, 7.2 lb. Drum Material: Stainless steel Ball Bearings: Stainless ball and roller bearings Type: Manual Depth: Flush-mounted Warranty: Three years
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