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Helms 25 winches

Well, I was out sailing last weekend with my daughter and she had the winch handle spin free in the jib sheet winch. Its the original winch. So something let loose in there. I think I may have the parts needed thanks to the kindness of a fellow board member sending me his old winch for spare parts.
But I couldn't resist looking at some new winches in a catalog. Looking at Lewmar's "Winch Selection Guide", they recommended somewhere between a #15 or #16. Actually their #14 is closer to the dimensions of the original winch.
And the self tailing model is tempting but all are very expensive.
So I ask those that have changed out their winches; What make, model and size did you select and why?
Thanks in advance for your information.


Rehoboth Bay/Indian River, DE
S/Y KJ, Helms 25
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