Price: $799.00 CAD

Technical Specifications:

  • Exterior housing: Composite of ABS and PC plastics resulting in superior durability and strength.
  • Integrated rubber inlay for anti-skid prevention.
  • Weather resistant design.
  • Designed specifically for use on a sailboat
  • Torque: Achieves 130+NM of torque to stall
  • Rotation: 50-130rpm via variable speed technology in both directions allowing for two speed winch rotations.
  • Winch cog contains unique drive to prevent failure in both rotation directions.
  • Cog will not unthread or snap the retaining screw.
  • Drive: Integrated standard winch cog of stainless steel.
  • Battery: Internal rechargeable 21.6V
  • Lithium

Included:

  • 100-240 volt AC shore power
  • 12 volt DC Trickle charging device
  • Storage tote bag
  • 2 Drive Cogs
  • Plastic mountable holder 

 



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