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A Stainless Steel Sailboat Winch Drill Chuck Replacement. $79.95 + $5.95 Priority Mail S&H.  The Cranker, LLC

Easily send someone aloft, sheet, furl or raise the mainsail.




What is The Ultimate Cranker?

The Ultimate Cranker is a solid one-piece stainless steel replacement for your drill chuck. It will fit into the socket of any standard sailboat winch allowing you to power the winch with your drill instead of a winch handle. Made in the USA and guaranteed for life.


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What drill do I need?

The Ultimate Cranker is designed to fit Milwaukee angle drills but will fit other 1/2" drills that take a 1/2x20 chuck. The recommended drill is the Milwaukee 28 volt variable speed reversing angle drill (catalog #0721-21). It produces 1081 inch pounds of torque, is a very heavy duty drill and will run a long time on a charge.  Accessories, like extra batteries or a 12 volt charger, are readily available. One  advantage of using an angle drill over a regular drill or winch handle is that the length of the lever arm is increased so you have less strain. The typical length of a  winch handle is 8 or 10 inches. The Milwaukee angle drill is 16+ inches. This cuts the force that you need to apply nearly in half to achieve the same pull from your winch.

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Benifits of the Ultimate Cranker vs the standard Cranker

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Who is the inventor/distributor?

I have been sailing for over 45 years. I’ve finished my present boat from a bare hull and have sailed her on the east coast of the US from New Jersey to the Bahamas. The prototype of The Cranker was made years ago when my wife had to send me aloft several times. Knowing she didn’t have the strength to crank me quickly up the mast by hand I made an adapter that fit my Milwaukee angle drill. I easily went up the mast with no strain on her or the drill.

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 Optional Padded Drill Cover


Pictured above is the optional padded drill cover for $29.00. Shown with the Super Cranker and Milwaukee 28 volt angle drill. Available in colors shown plus black. Included with the cover is a solid spacer to fill the gap between the chuck and the drill motor. This gives you a much better grip on the tool.  Note: Drill and bit are not included in this price. 

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How much does it cost and where do I buy The Ultimate Cranker?

The Ultimate Cranker is $79.95. The optional padded cover shown above is $29.00. Shipping to the United States is a flat rate of $5.95 by USPS Priority Mail. Shipping outside of the United States is a flat rate of $27.95 by USPS International Priority Mail. Express shipping is available by arrangement. Add 7% sales tax to orders shipped to New Jersey. 


There are 3 ways to purchase:


1. Pay directly by credit card by calling 732-664-8235


2. You may send a Postal Money Order to:

The Cranker, LLC

853 Miller Ave

Jackson, NJ 08527



3. Purchase The Cranker on  PayPal's secure web site using a credit card or e-check choose an item then click on Buy Now.

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At the dock doing repairs, hauling Judy up the mast to replace the Nth Windex or Yth feather, or changing furling genoa's or lubing the main track, etc. it is a pain crankin' the winch...yet electric winches, tho nice, are costly— even the electric winch handles are outa sight $$$Wise...

LO AND BEHOLD THE CRANKER...>20 bucks (way over priced for the stuff you get), a GREAT SOLUTION...O.K. IT'S WORTH 20.00...

The cranker is a SS device that is chucked in a moderately powerful drill and away you go...

I used it today with a 7AMP drill (not the recommended right-angle drill) to haul out the main (in-mast-furler) ... took 5 seconds ...brrpppr, spin, brrrrppp... it's out. Lowered, made few tweaks, and with crew at winch and me feeding into groove, 10 seconds and it's up again...

Was able to test hauling Judy (135lbs) up the bosun's chair, like no resistance at all.


Here's some of my eBay feedback:

Great Product- fast shipping. Thanks!

Thanks for the fast delivery to Germany. Top Product

Excellent transaction. Fast shipping. Fine product. Reasonable price.

good product, fast delivery, thanks

Fast Shipping. Product is just as described. Very satisfied.

Fast shipment. Quality item. Highly recommend this seller!!! AAA+++

great tool for my boat

very good product, pleasure to deal with, absolutely no problems, fast turn around

This a GREAT TOOL at a good honest price. Good delivery

It works as advertised, shape fits star and squrae winch socets


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Last revised: 02/12     The Cranker, LLC  732-664-8235