Another product is the Winchrite by Sailology, a purpose built electrically powered winch handle, practical and easy to use. Here is a product description and specifications taken from the Sailology website http://www.sailrite.com/
Winch Rite is an affordable, light-weight, safe, cordless electric winch handle designed specifically for use on sailboats. All weather resistant design and extended battery life make the WinchRite a perfect addition to your sailing gear!
|Winchrite electric handle by Sailology|
This electric winch handle works on all single and two speed winches where a standard eight point handle is utilized. Operate the WinchRite handle at the lowest speed of your winch to ensure maximum pull and the lowest battery consumption.
Winch Rite Technical Specifications:
Drive: Integrated standard winch cog of stainless steel.
Torque: Achieves 110+NM (81 lb/ft) of torque to stall
Rotation:50-110rpm via variable speed technology in both directions allowing for two speed winch rotations.
Battery: Internal rechargeable 21.6V Lithium
Weight: 6.2 lb/2.8kgs.
Included with WinchRite:
100-220 volt AC shore power
12 volt DC Trickle charging device
Storage tote bag
Here is another video showing more features:
The Milwaukee power drill option also holds currency with cruising sailors and you can go to the Cruisers Forum website
to update yourself on the discussion.
You can read much more about yachting equipment and sailboat cruising in my book 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise', downloadable from my website http://www.sailboat2adventure.com/