Originally Posted by Mollers
Surely with a modicum of sense, it's possible to avoid a clout from a fixed handle.
well i consider myself with a modicum of sense. The winch ratchet locking arm was a very poor fit under load, the winch was almost brand new, used 2wice ....i bought cheap (£40)and it suffered from a pish locking lever .....the boat was fully winched up onto the trailer when it went bang and i couldnt hold it and took a slap ....all happened in milliseconds ...it wont happen again.
Even looking at it now it appears to look and work fine but when theres a load on it its a different matter, just too sloppy made ...
hence the listing for a decent tried and tested winch