Towing winch

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8-3-105

A winch with a large single barrel on which the towing line is reeled. It is usually fitted with an automatic control system that allows the line to run out or heave in according to weather and load conditions while towing.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM