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Where to measure a winch at?

I assume it is at teh narrowest point on the drum, correct? I have realy realy old ones and can not fine info on them and would like to replace them with new self tailers of the same size. Thanks in advance!
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The winch makers all have charts that will tell you what size you need base on how big the sails are in sg ft.
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Lewmar has a nice winch size calculator...and you can always go up a size if you think the measurements they've given you are wrong. BTW, most modern winches aren't generally measured in diameter...but in gear ratios.

For example: a Lewmar 40ST is a dual speed winch with a high-gear-ratio of about 40:1, the Lewmar 8 is a single speed winch with a 8:1 mechanical advantage.
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I have a Barient #4s Im thinking that means 4 inch drum but I have yet to find any real info on them.
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LOL... Barients aren't modern winches in that sense... they don't size them by gear ratio. Use the lewmar winch sizing guide. It is available here.
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Are hand carved stone winches of any value?
As always, thanks for the help.
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