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MURRAY Bronze Winches

Murray bottom handle winches have adorned decks booms and masts on cruising and classical yachts worldwide. Their ruggedness has been proven in the worst sea conditions imaginable.

Top cleats allow for self tailing and small trimming. The handles are lockable and both winch and handles are manufactured in Manganese Bronze and built to last.  They are available in a polished bronze or chrome-plated finish.

US writer Charles Doane (www.sailmagazine.com) gives a good account of MURRAY winches in his article from 2011.

Choosing Your Winch

The following charts can be used as an approximate guide to the size of Murray winch for you specific purpose.  If you need more specific information prior to making your decision, please contact us.

Suggested Winch for a given Boat Length:

Boat Length Main Halyard Genoa Halyard Genoa Sheets Spinnaker Sheets/ Secondary Outhaul/ Reefing
23ft / 7m --- --- MW-1 --- ---
27ft / 8.2m MW-1 MW-1 MW-4 or 5 MW-1 ---
30ft / 9.1m MW-1 MW-4 MW-4 or 5 MW-1 ---
34ft / 10.4m MW-1 or 4 MW-4 MW-5 or 8 MW-1 or 4 MW-1
38ft / 11.6m MW-4 or 5 MW-4 or 5 MW-5 or 8 MW-4 or 5 MW-1 or 4
45ft / 13.7m MW-4 or 5 MW-5 MW-8 MW-5 MW-4
52ft / 15.8m MW-5 MW-5 or 6 MW-8 MW-5 or 6 MW-4 or 5
53ft / 18m & upwards MW-5 or 6 MW-5 or 6 MW-8 MW-5 or 6 MW-5


Suggested Winch for a given Sail Area:

Winch: MW1 MW4 MW5 MW6 MW8
Genoa < 9 m2 < 33 m2 < 56 m2 < 65 m2 < 70 m2
  < 100 ft2 < 350 ft2 < 600 ft2 < 700 ft2 < 750 ft2
Spinnaker < 37 m2 < 56 m2 < 112 m2 < 160 m2 < 186 m2
  < 400 ft2 < 600 ft2 < 1200 ft2 < 1700 ft2 < 2000 ft2



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