by Dom Wiseman

Everyone likes to make anchoring easy and the new BLA Drum Winch does just that. Designed locally and made exclusively for BLA, the new winch has been designed to make ownership as easy and inexpensive as possible. According to BLA it is the most compact drum on the market, the 4500 series, making it ideal for small trailer boats up to the 8500 for boats up to 8.5m.

Running a sealed motor and gearbox with a 316 grade stainless steel drum and body, the unit has been designed to withstand the most horrendous environments and remain free from water ingress and corrosion. The unit comes complete with rope, chain and switch gear making for simple installation and anchoring.

With a motor and gearbox able to be mounted in eight separate positions relative to the drum, the unit is very versatile and offers multiple installation options. Each unit also comes with a three year warranty.

Owners can also select custom rope kits to suit any depth.