Andersen Winches Selection Guide

Andersen Winches Selection Guide

Choose your Andersen Winches to reflect the size of your sailboat and your sailing requirements. This selection guide is intended for masthead & fractional rigged monohulled sailboats of medium displacement. Refer to the notes below regarding other rig or displacement types.

Please note that this table lists typical winch sizing for the given applications but cannot consider all variables due to the wide variety of sailing vessels and conditions.

ANDERSEN WINCHES

Electric or hydraulic winches: Size is generally like that of a manually operated winch.

Heavy Displacement: For boats with heavy displacement and/or a high righting moment, it is advisable to choose a winch larger than those indicated in the table.

Multihulls: Catamarans and trimarans have higher righting moments than monohulled sailboats of the same size and should use winches larger than those indicated in the table. Go one size up from what you see reflected for your sail area.


Winch Size
Genoa Area Genoa Sheet Genoa Halyard
300 ft2 / 28 m2 12/16/18 10/12
350 ft2 / 33 m2 28/34/40 12/18
470 ft2 / 44 m2 40 18/28
560 ft2 / 52 m2 46/50 34/40
770 ft2 / 72 m2 50/52 40/46
880 ft2 / 82 m2 58/62 46/50
1300 ft2 / 120 m2 62/68 52
1800 ft2 / 170 m2 68/72 52/58/62
2100 ft2 / 200 m2 72/82 58/62
2700 ft2 / 250 m2 82 72
Winch Size
Spinnaker Area Spinnaker Sheet Spinnaker Halyard
410 ft2 / 38 m2 10/12 10
600 ft2 / 56 m2 16/18 12
800 ft2 / 74 m2 18/28 12/18
1200 ft2 / 111 m2 28/34/40 18/28
1600 ft2 / 150 m2 40/46 40
2000 ft2 / 185 m2 46/50/52 46
2800 ft2 / 260 m2 52/58 46/50/52
3700 ft2 / 345 m2 58/62/68 52/58
4500 ft2 / 420 m2 68/72/82 58/62
5400 ft2 / 500 m2 82 68/72
Winch Size
Mainsail Area Mainsail Sheet Mainsail Halyard
150 ft2 / 14 m2 10 10
210 ft2 / 20 m2 12 12
260 ft2 / 24 m2 18/28 12/18
320 ft2 / 30 m2 18/28 28/34/40
430 ft2 / 40 m2 34/40 40
470 ft2 / 46 m2 46/50 40/60
750 ft2 / 70 m2 52 46/50/52
950 ft2 / 88 m2 52/58 52/58
1100 ft2 / 102 m2 58/62/68 58/62
1300 ft2 / 121 m2 72 68/72




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