The Rewind Radial electric winch is one of the latest in “easy sailing” solutions from Harken for cruisers. The Rewind electric winch is a first of its kind in the marine market. The Reinde winch is controled remotely by twin in/out buttons, that safely eases and trims highly-loaded sails in either direction without ever taking the line off of the winch self-tailing jaws.
Just like all Harken electric winches, the Rewind operates like a 2-speed electric winch in addition to it's reverse function. Simply flipping the red knob on the winch base turns on the rewind feature and controls the different speeds in the normal direction. A spring-loaded arm of investment-cast stainless steel funnels the captive line as it feeds in and out of the self-tailer while the sail is adjusted with the simple button controls.The Harken locking handles can be inserted into the unloaded winch to automatically disconnect the motor gears for manual operation.