Re: Self Tailing Winches
A couple of useful links below for specs and comparisons... If short handed and not racing ST winches are great.. I wouldn't choose ST if a lot of round the cans racing is involved.. A grinder and tailer is much faster and non ST winches cleaner to work with.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
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