W6A Winch
W6A Winch

W6A Winch

Catalogue Code: 850518
£61.95 Available in selected stores
Save £3.82 RRP £65.77
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Antal W6A Winch
Antal W6A Winch
- This is the smallest winch in Antals’ range and at only 400g, the most lightweight, making it ideal for boats up to 6m. It has a glass-fibre resin base and drum with an aluminium central rod.
• Height: 87mm
• Base Diam: 94mm
• Drum Diam: 60mm
• Weight: 0.4kg
• Fastenings: 5 x Ø6mm.
Stock Availability

Stock can move quickly, so this is just a suggestion of current levels, please phone the shop to confirm.

The ship to store service is based on Head Office sending stock to a branch.

If you wish to call & collect stock, please do so over the phone using the number provided.

Store Availability Telephone
Cardiff Not currently in stock 02920 220929
Chichester Not currently in stock 01243 773788
Deacons Not currently in stock 02380 402182
Lymington 01590 673698
Nailsworth (Head Office) Not currently in stock 0345 130 0710
Port Hamble Not currently in stock 02380 454858
Plymouth Not currently in stock 01752 548301
Poole 01202 723311
Poole Quay 01202673056
Southampton Not currently in stock 02380 632 725

- Good Availability

- Low Availability

- One item left

Delivery & Returns

Our Mail Order team ship chandlery, yacht parts and sailing clothing around the world. We use the best value couriers available, and we will endeavour to get your products to you as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

International Orders: Due to delays we have had to suspend our international delivery options. 

UK Standard Delivery

  • UK Mainland 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days for orders under £50.00
  • UK Mainland up to 25Kg £5.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days
  • UK Mainland 25Kg+ Price on request
  • UK Mainland Next Day 0 - 25Kg £9.95 Courier service with signature, orders must be placed before midday
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £3.95 Royal Mail Service. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days for orders under £50.00
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 1 - 25Kg £10.95 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 7-10 working days
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands 25Kg+ Price on request
  • Channel Islands 0 - 2Kg (small jiffy) £5.95 Royal Mail Service Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days for orders under £50.00
  • Channel Islands 1 - 25Kg £13.50 Courier service with signature. Despatch within 3- 5 working days, delivery in 5-7 working days
  • Channel Islands 25Kg+ Price on request

UK Exceptional Delivery

  • UK Mainland; Antifoul & paints £5.95
  • UK Mainland; Inflatable dinghy £10.00
  • UK Mainland; Liferafts £17.50
  • UK Mainland; Flares £49.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Antifoul & paints £9.95
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Liferafts price on request
  • Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time
  • Channel Islands; Antifoul & paints £13.50
  • Channel Islands; Inflatable dinghy price on request Channel Islands; Flares not available to ship at this time

For further delivery information click here.


Standard Returns

If you are not entirely happy with your purchase, we will exchange or refund your goods in full, provided that the items are returned within 14 days of receipt.*

Please check the condition of goods on arrival - we are unable to accept goods damaged during shipping after 14 days.

Returned goods must be packaged securely, with all original packaging undamaged and in a saleable condition i.e. shoe boxes must be in the same condition as when received.

Goods must be unused and security seals intact.*

If you would like to return goods because they were ordered incorrectly or if clothing does not fit, return postage will be at your expense. If you would like us to replace the goods with another size or colour, we will charge carriage on the replacement.

Please be aware that some navigational and safety products may be dated, and as such a full refund may in some cases not be possible. If you are purchasing dated navigational charts we suggest you contact us for more information.

Faulty Goods

If you receive your goods and believe them to be faulty, please contact us straight away with a brief description of the problem. If we require you to return the product for a replacement, we will send you a pre-paid Royal Mail label for delivery back to us. Unfortuantely we cannot send the courier back to collect the items.

Returning goods to Force 4 is easy!

  1. Please contact us by ringing 0345 1300 710 or email on [email protected] This way we'll be able to determine whether you would like to return the product for a refund or whether you'd like to exchange the product. We are unable to process the return of faulty goods that we're not expecting.
  2. We'll then give you a returns number. This returns number will need to be clearly marked on the outside of your parcel so it can be identified on arrival. Please note, failure to mark a returns reference number on the outside of your parcel may result in a delay in processing your return.
  3. Don't forget your proof of postage, just in case!
  4. Once we receive the item we'll be able to proceed with a refund or an exchange.

*this excludes faulty goods with manufacturers defects. If goods are found to be faulty during use, after the returns period, please just give us a ring on 0345 1300 710 and we'll be happy to help.

Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
Hello looking at one of these winches. Where I will be putting it will be close to the spray hood.When using the handle I won’t be able to do a complete turn. Does the winch allow me to move the handle forward and back (like a ratchet).The current winch I have won’t let me. Eddie

This winch will only rotate in one direction, you will require a two speed winch in order to do what you need. See product code: 850437 for example.


Product no. 850518Antal W6A WinchDoes this product include a winch handle? (The website illustration shows no handle.) Jem Clear

No the winch is supplied without a handle. The more expensive winches come with a free handle.


Re Antal W6a Winch. What is the published S.W.L. ( Safe Working Load ) and Breaking Load of this model ? ray davies

We have contacted our supplier on this one, please see below.

It's very difficult to get a SWL of a winch, as there are many different kinds of loads and situations.

An average person can pull on the handle around 20-25 kg but let's consider 40 kg for a very muscular strong person, W6 winch has a 6.7x power ratio so pulling 40 kg on the handle means the winch max pulling load is 268 kg (even though probably 99% of the times it won't exceed 120-150 kg).
The SWL of the winch (meant as the max acceptable compression load on pawls) could be around 400-500 kg, then we'd need to check the SWL of the plastic drum, but it should be around that point.


Is there a backing pad available for this winch? Tess

Unfortunately, we do not sell a winch backing plate and Antal do not advertise one either.


Does this winch have a ratchet action and use a standard winch handle Brian Cornelius
Yes, it ratchets in one direction and uses a standard star shaped winch handle.
Does this come with a fitting template please Ken
Theses do not come with any templates, however please use the below address for Antal's website for details: http://www.antal.it/eng/W6_en
How on earth do you replace the circlip? I removed it after watching a YouTube video but it did not show the reassembly I am fitting the winch next week and am concerned about losing the circlip overboard as itpinged across the garage today and it took me 20 minutes to find it! I am pleased with the winch and wonder if any one has seen a video of replacing the clip? Ken
We have just checked with the supplier and the circlip will stay in when properly seated. If you are trying to refit the original circlip there is a chance that this got bent when removing it which will prevent it from sitting in position correctly. With regards to the reassembly everything they have found just shows the disassembly with instructions being to reverse this procedure of steps. 23/09/21.

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Men's Size Guide

  To Fit Height To Fit Chest
X SMALL 5'2" - 5'4" 34 - 36"
SMALL 5'5" - 5'7" 36 - 38"
MEDIUM 5'7" - 5'10" 38 - 40"
LARGE 5'11" - 6'1" 41 - 43"
X LARGE 6'1" - 6'3" 44 - 46"
XX LARGE 6'3" - 6'5" 46 - 48"


Shoe Sizes

3.5 36   5.5
4 37   6
4.5 37.5   6.5
5 38 5.5 7
5.5 38.5 6 7.5
6 39.5 6.5 8
6.5 40 7 8.5
7 40.5 7.5 9
7.5 41.5 8 9.5
8 42 8.5 10
8.5 42.5 9  
9 43 9.5  
9.5 44 10  
10 44.5 10.5  
10.5 45 11  
11 45.5 11.5  
11.5 46.5 12  
12 47 12.5  
12.5 47.5 13  
13 48 13.5  
14 50 14.5  
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