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winch swop...

Is the pictch circle diameter and the spacing of the mounting holes standard on a which of a given size?

The winches on my ship are by an outfit called "Cusom Yachts".... I have not seen them elsewhere.

I do not have self-tailing winches on my boat, but have always wanted the jib winches to self-tail.

I cannot face re-drilling the mounting holes however.


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Rockter,

I don't know if mounting holes are standard, but I wouldn't sweat drilling holes if it limits your choices of new winches. It's really easy to do (including potting et al) and your handywork will be buried by the winch.

You can always check out these if you're looking for a cheap alternative:



I put them on my primaries this spring and am liking the result. They are not S/T, but for $40 instead of $2500, they do pretty darn good in my book.

EDIT: Related link hereWatski Winchers

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Do they work?
Do they really hold the line to allow one hand winching?
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Holes are definitely not standard. I just replaced my main halyard winch last weekend (from 10 single speed to 16 two-speed Lewmar). As much as I tried to locate something that would match old hole pattern, I was unable to do so. When I took the old winch off, it was apparent there was another hole pattern there (from another winch before that one ), also not matching. Unless the winches are of exactly the same model - chances are not good. That said, you may be able to use a few holes (I got two out of these two sets) - drill the rest. It ain't a big deal, you don't plan replacing winches every year - do you?

Those blue plastic thingies that are supposed to hold the line never worked for me - I am not sure what they are supposed to do.
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The only trouble is that it peppers the winch bed with 6 more holes, and those bolts are long on my ship.
They re-appear in the roof of the quarterberth.
It is quite an inconvenience that they are not standard pitch circles and bolt spacing.
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for me they do...

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Do they work?
Do they really hold the line to allow one hand winching?
I just replied to my old post on these. Check it out here, and gets lot of opinions on these little suckers.

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