Harken’s 8” Aluminum SpeedGrip Winch Handle allows for low-load fast cranking using the palm and powerful two-handed grinding when loads are high, ideal for racing sailors. Lock-in handles are easy to engage and release with a thumb switch. An 8” handle leads to faster grinding as it swings in smaller circles, but power decreases by 20%. Therefore, 8” handles are more ideal for smaller boats that are 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.