Weighing in at only .508 lbs. (8.13 oz.) the Schafer 8 in locking winch handle was surly designed with the racing sailor in mind. This handle is constructed from compressed carbon fiber making strong yet lightweight and the ball bearing grip ensured smooth operation. The smaller turning radius of an 8 in. winch handle can offer rapid action when speed is more important than power. They are also ideal for smaller boats with restricted space.
The handle is made from compressed carbon so it doesn't have the look of a standard carbon fiber layup but it's super light and very strong. Steve told us they tested it extensively and really made sure it would stand up to heavy use and hard trimming. Even the beefiest grinders aren't going to be breaking this winch handle no matter how hard they try.
Read on for the Schaefer Press Release for the new Handle:
Schaefer is taking our well executed Winch Handle program to a new level. We have now ready for delivery our first Carbon Fiber 8” Winch Handles.
The handles are manufactured from compressed Carbon Fiber. The ultimate strength achieved from the handle is exceptional and the weight is stunning. We show a finished weight of .508 lbs or 8.13 ounces. The ball bearing single grip ensures a secure and smooth grip.