Selden’s new reversible, manually operated winches are of the self-tailing type, with two gears forward. Users start winching clockwise on the fast gear and shift to a low gear by rotating the winch handle counterclockwise. The handle has a knob that is pushed down by thumb to prepare the winch to ease the line. The winch handle is rotated clockwise and the line remains in the self-tailing jaws, which means trimming the sheet, halyard or windward guy is a one-handed task. For the cruising sailor, one-handed operation means safety–no hands are close to the drum when easing out the rope. And in rough conditions, you can hold on with your free hand. Visit www.seldenmast.com for pricing and more details.