Cast Aluminum winch crank Manufacturer

Does anyone know who makes the breakable cast aluminum cranks we have all grown to love?

 

thanks

Comments

Flying scot

I always get mine from Flying Scot Inc, usually 5 at a time.  When a fellow Scot owners needs a crank, it's only right to hook them up with one from your stash...

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

You can buy cranks from

You can buy cranks from different sources but does anyone know who makes them? thanks

Re: Crank

I suspect the handles are custom made by or for Flying Scot Inc.  You will need to contact them to find out who makes them.

Glenn Wesley

FS #5919 - DJ'

Well I found out that the

Well I found out that the handles are made by 

Fulmer Company in Export, PA

an aluminum foundry. I wrote to them and they have yet to respond to me....

Question

What's your question?  It seems any info on the cranks would be available from Harry.  I would imagine there are not a lot of other uses for them.

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

handles

I agree with Phil but would add the following. The aluminum handles are designed to fail or break when we apply too much tension in raising the mainsail via the halyard. Better to break that cheap piece of alumunum than the wire halyard. But if you insist on getting a stronger handle to really crack it up there then nothing beats a 1/4 ratching socket wrench. It will do the job but be careful.