Andersen Winches are lightweight, durable stainless-steel sailboat winches. One of the greatest features of these stainless steel winches is the Power Rib. Unlike other sailboat winches with abrasive or machine cut drum surfaces; the drums have vertical ribs running up the surface. This combined with the smooth polished stainless steel gives maximum grip and minimum wear on ropes, reducing the replacement costs of sheets and halyards.
What’s more, Anderson Winches unique Power Rib principle simply makes sailing more pleasurable. Fewer turns on the winch make tacking easier. Sheets can be gently eased out without shuttering and the risks of overrides and jammed sheets are significantly reduced. The grip provided by the ribs on the Anderson winch will remain the same year after year, unlike many other winches with an abrasive or sandpaper-like surface. Such surfaces have a tendency to wear down both ropes and themselves.
This product's caracteristics:
• Low Friction curved self-tailing arm
• Large-Diameter Roller Bearings
• Iincreased Efficiency
• Easy servicing of gears
• The self-tailing system on Andersen winches adjusts automatically to suit various rope sizes
• Lightweight stainless-steel drum with Andersen Power Rib ensures a superior grip
• Lightweight stainless-steel drum
• Far more durable
Andersen Winches comes with a Drive shaft made from of AISI 329 stainless steel. Also, for better grip, winches size 40 and above have Adjustable self-tailing arm through 360 degrees. Stainless-steel ball bearings to carry vertical and horizontal loads from the drum (from size 52ST and up). The upper and lower bearings are designed to be maximum distance apart, resulting in increased support for the drum while increasing efficiency. Its upper base plate from aluminum bronze, which is twice as strong as standard bronze and ensures a light, stiff and rugged construction that increases efficiency. Servicing is only required every 2 years under normal use.