With its patented 'one touch' lock-in mechanism, Lewmar's OneTouch winch handle aims to provide sailors with a stylish, powerful and easy-to-use handle that offers rapid and simple winch entry and exit.
The OneTouch handle uses a plunger pin and ball mechanism similar to that employed by the quick release steering wheels in Formula 1 racing cars. To insert, simply squeeze the handle and place it into the winch. To remove, squeeze and remove it all in one motion. Both operations can be performed one-handed.
The mechanism employs two pins that automatically retract into the bi-square when the handle arm is squeezed. These pins extend when the handle arm is released, and provide a secure lock preventing the handle from being inadvertently knocked out of the winch. Insertion or removal of the handle is now achieved in one quick and easy operation instead of fumbling with traditional bi-square locks.
10 inches long with power grip for extra control.