SailNet Community - View Single Post - Helms 25 winches
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 08-25-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Wayne25's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
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
1976 #552
Wayne25 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome