Harken Winch Handles
These robust low-friction
ball bearing handles match a wide range of cranking needs for both
racers and cruisers. Handles feature a ball bearing grip that
efficiently transmits power into the winch. All handles fit
international standard winch sockets.
Locking vs. Plain
Lock-in handles are easy to engage and release with a thumb switch.
Racers prefer plain handles because they are faster to insert.
10 in (254 mm) is the most comfortable handle length for most sailors.
Published power ratios are based on this length. 8 in (203 mm)
handles grind faster because they swing through a smaller circle, but
power is reduced by 20%. 8 in (203 mm) handles are ideal for smaller
boats and light air where speed is more important than power.
SpeedGrip handles are designed for the serious racer and effective in
both light and heavy air conditions. The unique grip permits low-load
fast cranking using the palm, and powerful two-handed grinding when
loads are high. The low-profile B8ASGLP is made for fast, one-handed
cranking where speed is the concern, not power.