Andersen's hallmark is uncompromising quality and it starts with the company's Standard Winches, which employ Andersen's Power Rib system for firm grip and minimal rope surface abrasion. The vertical rib drum holds line better than rough surface or grooved drums. This means sailors can use less force with fewer line wraps to accomplish comparable winch force.
Andersen's #28 Standard Winch has a 2 3/4 in. (70mm)-diameter drum with a 4 7/8 in. (124mm)-diameter drum base. It is 4 61/64 in. (126mm) tall and weighs 7 pounds 1 ounce (3.2kg). Its gear ratios are 1.0:1 and 4.0:1 in first and second speed, respectively, and 7.1:1 and 28.6:1 in first and second speed, respectively, using its power ratio.