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Self Tailing Winch, size ? Question
My new/old boat has old winches. The two primaries, for the genoa sheets,
are Barient #16 old old old .. My former boat which was two feet longer,
had two Lewmar #40 self tailing 2 speed winches..
I loved those Lewmars.
I got thinking that replacing the old Barients with two self tailing
Lewmars or similar .. would be a good idea.
Then I started wondering about the size.. I looked up the Lewmar web
page and they recommend the #40 for boats on my size, 30' full keel sailboat.
Is the winch so much larger that the pad would be a problem?
Are the numbers for size the same with all brands.. that is, a Lewmar #40
is the same as a Barient #40. if there is such a thing.
Winches. ?? Please explain.
This is for the two winches that sheet to the genoa go to ..