Another leap ahead
The Seldén winches are manually operated and of self-tailing type with two gears forward. So far, exactly as we are all used to and that’s where the similarity to other winches ends. We have developed a unique design of the drum which consists of concave surfaces that provide an extraordinary grip. You can have fewer turns on the drum thus reducing the risk of an override, which in turn allows the line to be released quickly in light or heavy air. A large step towards more efficient and safer sailing.
Several safety aspects have been implemented into the functions of our winches and more than that, by modern manufacturing technology and by optimizing the choice of materials of our winches, we reduce the weight and the need of maintenance to a minimum.
The S-series simplifies the maneuver of tacking and makes the handling of a highly loaded sheet much safer and quicker.
Nothing less than great grip and reliability in a lightweight package.
The grip on the winch drum is exceptionally efficient and combined with a unique self-tailer it enables the trimmer to pull the slack out of the sheet with the line sitting in the self-tailer and with the winch handle mounted. A great advantage for the racing sailor who can pre-load the sheet into the self-tailer of the windward winch prior to tacking and then sheet home and set the trim of the jib instantly on the new tack. Simply pull in the slack and turn the handle a turn or two to get full tension.
The cruising sailor will appreciate simpler and safer maneuvers by not having to hold a tensioned sheet in the hand whilst trying to load it into the self-tailer and searching around for the winch handle.