We originally chose to add electric winches for security. We now use them for convenience as well. We have gotten lazy.

We installed 2 Harken 48 2-speed sheet winches several years ago. It makes it MUCH easier for Chantal to lift James up the mast. If truth be told we also use them often for sheeting the gib and furling the jib.

We installed the power buttons low enough that we can use our toes from the helm seat to operate the winches… keeping our hands free… and making tacks/gibes easy while single-handing.

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