Harken Self Tailing Chrome Radial Winches are designed for sailors that want the elegance of mirror-polished chrome to enhance their yacht lines. They feature chrome drums, black composite bases and tops, and come in 1 or 2-speed self-tailing styles. The drums gripping surface is shaped for each winch size and drum material and features diagonal ribs (rather than textured abrasive materials) to maximize gripping power and greatly reduce line wear. When easing, the angle of the ribs stops line from rising, preventing overrides and providing a smooth controlled release as the line exits the winch. High strength composite self-tailing jaws and skirt save weight. Composite roller bearings reduce friction under load and dont require lubrication. Load-carrying gears and pins are 17-4PH stainless steel for strength and durability. Small Boat winches are available in single speed. Self-tailing models sizes 60 and up come in two or three speeds. Radial Self-Tailing Chrome Two-Speed Winch, 2.30:1 1st Gear Ratio, 9.17:1 2nd Gear Ratio, 11.70:1 Power Ratio 1st, 46.50:1 Power Ratio 2nd.