Winches for 1986 O''''Day 272
The add on collars may not be better than nothing. Many folks I run into that have tried them say it. They really are no where near as good. When they don''t work is when you are expecting them to work even if they work sometimes. That is perhaps the biggest problem.
Going bigger is not problem but the money does add up quicker. Self tailing isn''t that big a benefit until the length of the lines get longer. On a larger boat the lines take longer to winch in than a small boat and you reach the point where you can''t do it by hand alone a lot sooner.