The winch is a device that makes it easier to pull and loosen the rope. On charter yachts, we usually deal with manual winches equipped with a handle. The winch mechanism used in the winch allows you to pull ropes without using excessive force. The winch also allows you to control the release of the line without losing control.
What should you keep in mind when using the winch?
- Using the winch is easier than pulling lines by hand, but still requires some physical strength.
- The winch allows considerable force to enter the ropes, so use it in a controlled manner to prevent damage to the equipment.