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.