A variety of one-speed, two-speed, and self-tailing winches are available from experienced manufacturers including Andersen, Lewmar, and Harken. Winches are typically chosen in two different ways, either by power ratio or by boat length. A combination of these approaches is ideal when determining the proper load that the winch will need to handle.
Winch handles are available in a number of sizes and construction materials to accommodate any situation that may come up. To make sure the handles have a secure place to store while underway, consider one of the winch handle holder options.
Also, be sure to keep your winches in good working condition with replacement parts and regular applications of winch grease.