1982 Skye 51
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Somewhere between NZ and the Chesapeake Bay
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 8
What number are the winches?
I didn't see any mention of the model number of your Barient winches. I have Barient winches as well (36 Primaries, 32 Secondaries, 28 mainsheet/furlers/halyards, and 23 halyards). Occasionally I will take my headsail furling line to the Barient 32 secondaries, because they are more conveniently located for one person to tail the sheet and crank the furler, and under load they will slip due to the line being just a bit too small for the self-tailer. you want a very snug fit--the top and bottom half should move apart significantly when you snug the line in. btw, these winch drums are almost completely smooth after 29 years and still going strong! if you do rework them, they should be re-chromed by a professional shop.
"The notion of life implies a certain absoluteness of self-enjoyment." -Alfred North Whitehead
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.