Manual to Electric. What would you do?
With Michael on board the last couple of weeks, we have had plenty of opportunity to discuss some of the boat upgrades that we plan to take care of this summer. As we use the port side helm winch to raise the tender onto the davits, number one on the list is upgrading it (or both helm winches) from manual to electric. Knowing how many readers on this blog are both knowledgeable and willing to share their opinions, I’ll throw this out there. We currently have Lewmar 54s installed. Would you:
- Purchase the upgrade kit to make the present winches electric?
- Purchase brand new electric Lewmar 54s?
- Replace them with another brand of electric winch? Harken? Andersen?
Let your opinions be heard!