Just winches & refits was founded in 2009 at Shilshole marina,Seattle Washington.

I initially serviced and installed winches and windlasses but discovered the potential to expand our services and cover all other related projects associated with refits.

We are a yacht refiting company that operates on a small footprint(one man show) when compared to shipyards.

The advantage to this is lower overheads that translates to a cheaper rates without quality compromise and a clear vision of accountability.

Projects vary from minor to major refits depending on the clients needs.

I offer hands on refit services on a variety of yacht systems and on occasion will team up with experts in fields that they excel and are better equipped to handle than i am e.g canvas work,upholstery or welding.

I can advise on hardware choices, upgrades,sales and general maintenance on any yacht systems on all sizes.

I can draft CAD drawings for any modifications you may have in either carpentry of machinery spaces and we also do the work according to the drawings I make once approved by client.

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by nathan on Just winches llc.
Quality and honesty
Work quality: Top notch
Personality: Honorable and trustworthy
Accountability: Outstanding

I know nothing about boats but I know a lot about people and Jack is the real deal! I have worked 24 years in medicine, internationally, and have worked with many people in many cultures and have found few that have the ethical foundation you will find in Jack. I received an education and a working winch. The winch was old enough that the manufacturer no longer had any information on it and the tech had almost forgotten they had made one so reverse engineering was required.
Jack is my new lifeline for anything boating.
My boat- 1962 43ft Tolly.

Thanks Nathan fun working with you and i appreciate the honest review.jack.

by Eric wiberg on Just winches llc.
Work quality: Highest professional character
Personality: Very personalbe and engaging
Accountability: Very accountable

Testimonial for just winches llc. I've known Jack for over a decade and worked with him closely on a number of projects, mostly preparation and implementation of yacht delivery voyages on the East Coast of the US. In 1999 I founded a company called Echo Yacht Delivery. In that time I have always found Jack to be of the highest professional character. Not only is he very competent but he is also very personable and engaging. We have since become personal friends and attend each others family events together. I recommend Jack Kiragu without reservation for any project that he engages on, particularly in the yachting / engineering, where he has demonstrated great initiative, leadership, and drive. His work ethic and the professionalism with which he approaches any project is highly evident. Well done, Jack! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. JD / Maritime Law, Masters in Marine Affairs degree.Eric wibergEsq.

Thank you Eric , it was a pleasure sailing with you.

by Jim mcbraye on Just winches llc.
Catalina 350

Jack is amazing! In addition to expertly servicing the Harken Winches on my Catalina 350, he patiently demonstrated and instructed me on the process. He goes about his work cleanly, methodically, and with precision. The results are my winches perform flawlessly - as if new. I have personally observed Jack working on other mechanical projects including boats and vehicles. He enjoys the challenge and can solve virtually any engineering issues. He is very intelligent, personable, and has a great work ethic and competency. Highly recommended in all respects!

Capt Jim