The Petrel V-Sheave Net Winch is a hydraulically powered, variable speed, 2 dimensionally articulated unit. The mast has a slewing facility which permits alignment of the head with the netline without need to maneuver the vessel. Tilting the head changes the speed of the corkline in relation to the leadline, ensuring that the net is hauled evenly. In addition, an optional hydraulically driven power wheel gives better grip on the net, while drying the fish. The Net Winch is also supplied with a Jockey drum to ensure a good wrap angle of the net in the ‘V’ Sheave of the Netwinch for optimum traction. The Petrel Net Winch ranges from the a 18.1 ton pull to a 45.8 ton pull model. Variable sheave speed gives maximum speed for pursing and maximum power when drying the net. Petrel Net Winches are supplied with stainless steel or rubber net contact area as a standard feature. Controls can be – hydraulic direct, pilot remote, electric hydraulic, or radio remote.