Harken’s 8” Aluminum Winch Handle is designed with lock-in capabilities for easy engaging and releasing through a thumb switch, suitable for cranking in a racing or cruising setting. An 8” handle allows for faster grinding as it swings in smaller circles, but power decreases by 20%. Therefore, 8” handles are more ideal for smaller boats more concerned with speed than power. Features a ball bearing grip to smoothly transfer power into the winch. This sturdy handle fits international standard winch sockets.