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Buying a winch
I am giving in and putting in self-tailing winches on my boat. We are usually just two of us in the boat, and I believe the self tailing will greatly improve our quality of life. My old winch is a Lewmar 40. I want to replace them for Harken 40s. Why Harken? I have a friend who is a distributor and has offered to give them to me at cost.
1) I have a couple of questions. Can I replace a Lewmar 40 with a Harken 40? Any foreseeable problems?
2) Do I need a winch plate?
3) Is there a place I can sell my old Lewmar 40 winches (1982) and how much would they be worth?
These are the parts I am going to buy:
Harken # 40 Self Tailing Two-speed Winch - Aluminum
Winch Mounting Plate, Size 40