Skyhook Rope Winch


The SkyHook Tripod Winch is a portable version of the high-performance kernmantle rope-based winches found on the USCG Jayhawks and other rescue helicopters. The two-speed winch has a detachable handle for compact storage. The base plate connects to either the SKED-EVAC or Hercules tripod for confined space applications. Tie-down holes allow the winch to be used in a variety of field rigging applications. Dual anchor points for rope grabs not only provide anchors for belay systems, but can be used to pull a two rope system. Tailing grip can be adjusted to accept most diameters of rescue kernmantle ropes.


  • Gear Ratio: 2.2 to 1.
  • Power Ratio: 13.5 to 1;


  • Gear Ratio: 6 to 1.
  • Power Ratio: 40 to 1