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Barlow 24 Self Tailing winches, max sheet diameter

I just got a pair of second hand Barlow 24 winches. I cannot find an online resource for an owners manual (if you have a link or a hard copy you can scan me I would be forever grateful.) My question of the hour: What is the maximum sheet size for this winch? What is the prefered size for this winch? It will be installed on an Ericson 32. Thanks!
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Re: Barlow 24 Self Tailing winches, max sheet diameter

The service manual shows that you can adjust the spacers to work with different sizes of line:
http://www.ewmanchester.com/CalDocs/...ts-Service.pdf

Typically a winch that size would be optimized for 3/8" or maybe 7/16" sheets. You can probably go as small as 5/16", but it will slip more easily.
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Re: Barlow 24 Self Tailing winches, max sheet diameter

Thanks for the info. I was actually wanting to go with 1/2 as I like the larger diameter because it is easier on your hands. I guess I will try 7/16.
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Re: Barlow 24 Self Tailing winches, max sheet diameter

It looks like I made a common mistake thinking that a Barlow #24 had a 24:1 power ratio. They have a 40:1 power ratio and are similar in size to a Lewmar 40ST. A 1/2" line might work pretty well.

Since you already have the winches you should be able to try and see.
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Re: Barlow 24 Self Tailing winches, max sheet diameter

!/2 inch line will work fine.
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Kraz . . . hope you have found ericsonyachts.org . . . very helpful, nice group ...
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Re: Barlow 24 Self Tailing winches, max sheet diameter

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