Originally Posted by asdf38
Clarification: I don't get why they're so expensive compared to regular winches, for which (basically) all the same issues apply.
I hadn't thought about the price difference between ST and non ST since I was in the market for the former. A quick search of a couple of sites and I find they don't even list a non ST version of my winch. In my mind if you were going to the expense of replacing your primary winches with new ones, why would you get anything BUT self tailing? It would be silly to buy brand new winches and then put those Winchers on them!