Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Jackson, Missouri
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I have used lines on these winches ranging from 5/16" (too small I know) to 1/2". The larger ones grip better, but still slip. The 3/8" and 7/16" slip quite a bit. Using the above logic, the drums are too smooth, but I am not sure about knurling them, though that is a pretty good thought. How will the chrome survive? Maybe have to re-chrome them? I have a full machine shop available to me and we have knurling tools that will do the trick. Gonna have to do some thinking on this one. Re chroming 6 winches will be pretty expensive; I could sell them and buy lewmars or harkens to replace them. Thanks for all the feedback.
Jboat J/37c (new to me Jan 2011); J/22 #1003
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