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Have Barient 28's, Question about new ST's
I've been updating my Islander 36 that I purchased almost a year ago and have done a bunch of work so far: New lines led inside mast, painted the mast, new roller furler, electronics, etc. One of the next upgrades on the list are new self tailing winches for the jib sheets.
I currently have Barient 28's not st's. Want to replace with new Lewmar or Harken Self Tailers. Don't know much about winches but have been reading up. It seems as though the recommendations from the above manufacturers are suggesting a smaller diameter winch drum than that of the Barient 28. I know rope diameters have become smaller due to increased strength/tech. Is that the same for winches? Were mine over sized for some reason?
I have a 135% genoa now, but may purchase a 150% in the future if that helps any. The boat has been in the San Francisco bay for a while (since it's launch??). I'm planning to bring it to the Southern CA area next summer, where winds are much lighter.
Thanks, in advance, for any replies.
Last edited by GMFL; 11-04-2011 at 09:23 PM.