Harken Radial Line winches have successfully balanced the need for a secure grip and line longevity with smooth, controlled easing while under load. Details sailors will appreciate: smaller winches that carry higher loads, stress-free seasonal maintenance, and one-person installation with easy upgrades to power. Patented angle of ribs drives line wraps down when easing to keep them on area of drum that provides best control. High-strength composite roller bearings and bushings reduce friction under load. Load-carrying gears and pins are 17-4 PH stainless steel for strength, corrosion resistance.