The drums we are using for our new manual and electric winches are forged and machined hard anodised aluminium with vertical ribs located in an asymmetric pattern. Any line under load will become slightly dented where it rests over a rib and if all ribs were located symmetrically, all dents would simultaneously jump to the next rib when releasing the line. And the next one, and the next one…
Ribs placed asymmetrical provide a good grip and a harmonious release.
We call it ART. You will call it magic.
S30, S40, S46, S52, S60, S66
A new work horse, already praised by both racing and cruising sailors after two years of sea trials. The interaction between the ART drum and the self-tailer strikes the perfect balance of grip and function.
The S-series simplifies the manoeuvre of tacking and makes the handling of a highly loaded sheet safer and quicker. The grip on the winch drum combined with a unique self-tailer enables the trimmer to pull the slack out of the sheet with the line sitting in the self-tailer and with the winch handle in position. A great advantage for the racing sailor who can pre-load the sheet into the self-tailer of the windward winch prior to tacking and then sheet home and set the trim of the jib instantly on the new tack. Simply pull in the slack and turn the handle a turn or two to get full tension. The cruising sailor will appreciate simpler and safer manoeuvres by not having to hand hold a tensioned sheet whilst trying to load it into the self-tailer and searching around for the winch handle.
If you wish to upgrade your S-winch to electric drive, just install the motor pack and fit your existing winch on top of it.
Optional adaptor plates with threaded and anodised holes for the Seldén S-winch are available. Use your old winch as a template to mark positions of your existing holes, drill, countersink the holes, apply grease to the bolts and fit the adaptor plate to deck. The Seldén winch fits on top with fasteners included in the kit. The plate is hard anodised black aluminium of the same diameter as the S-winch you are installing.
The patented Race GRIP handle is designed with the most logical location of the locking mechanism – on the sides! Long release levers on the sides of the handle are pushed in as you grab the handle. This will turn the locking plate so that the handle can be engaged and disengaged rapidly.
The standard handles are featuring a thumb-switch and are available in lengths of 8 or 10 inches. Rigid crank arm and a low friction knob get the job done efficiently.
E40, E46, E52, E60, E66
Operates with three velocities for precise and efficient sail handling. The high-speed mode is an electric overdrive and perfect when pulling the slack of for instance a long and unloaded genoa or Code 0 sheet. The Electric winches are manual 2-speed winches fitted to a SEL-Bus driven motor pack allowing for a third high-speed velocity. The back-up solution, in case you run out of power, is to put a winch handle in the socket and grind. This concept also allows you to upgrade your manual winches to electric at a later stage. The motor packs are powered up by Seldén’s Power Supply Unit converting 12/24V to 42V which makes for an efficient and compact design of the motor assembly and thin 6 mm2 power cables.
The coach roof is the normal place for a winch that operates halyards, reef lines, outhaul and control lines.
The E40i winch is built up around an electric motor which is totally integrated in the drum. Only three thin cables are protruding to lead through the coach roof or the deck, no large cutouts and no external motor or gearbox.
This makes for uncompromised headroom down below.
Hoisting your main will no longer be a struggle. Self-tailing function and 3-speed operation makes E40i ideal for any line where you need the combination of speed and fine-tuning.
An interplay between E40i and Seldén’s electric furling mast forms the ingenious Synchronized Main Furling system (SMF) developed by Seldén. Press one button and E40i will tension the outhaul simultaneously as the mast motor unfurls the sail from the mast.
Choose between the shiny stainless version of E40i or go for the black in hard anodized machined aluminium. The looks may differ but the function is the same.