Good news for yachtsmen at Fox’s Rigging

posted on 18th November 2010 within

Fox’s Marina Rigging Department (regional suppliers of Selden Mast) will be delighted to be able to supply the new Selden winch which was the overall winner of the prestigious DAME award at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show)

The jury felt that this winch would have the largest impact on the leisure marine industry and would appear on many sailing boats in the future. By backing the line off the winch instead of easing it by hand, there is greater safety for the operator. The backwind is operated from a push button in the handle of the winch, making it far more intuitive than a more conventional style winch that may use a switch located in the bottom non-turning part of the drum. Being hand operated ensures that the winch does not need additional below deck space and makes a winch retrofit extremely easy. When using the winch in either direction the line is captured by self-tailing device which sheds line easily when the winch is in the backwind.

If you are interested in this new fantastic product or need some general advice on any rigging work please give us a call on +44 (0) 1473 689111

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