KPW power winch
Karver winches are equipped with a double gear mechanism, a classic first stage identical to current winch design and a second consisting of an epicyclic gear. This patented technology is used for the first time on a winch and has the effect of multiplying efforts. Thus and according to its original set up, our winches are either 6 times faster than any other winch on the market (Speed Range), or 3 times more powerful (Power Range).
What delights KPW users is the multiplication ratio that converts minimal effort on the handle into maximum effort on the line. The manoeuvres become accessible to the whole family.
This winch is really dedicated to cruisers but racers will also have noted that at similar sizes our winches are 20% stronger than the others. This allows you to come down in winch size if needed.
On a 38 footer, with a 40 m² genoa, in 25 knots of wind, a standard winch will require 13 kg to trim the sail. The effort required with a Karver Power winch will be only 4.7 Kg.