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Winches, new equivalents to old
Has anyone ever published a chart or guide to which currently available winches are equivalent to old/orphaned sheet winches? What are the options for replacing say, a Barient 36 with something else (Lewmar 64/66m Harken 48-ish or bigger??)... besides just measuring, trying to calculate loads, looking at line sizes handled, talking to supplier, or just starting from the sailplan and looking a current manufacturer sizing charts.
I tried a search and haven't found what I'm looking for...yet. Even some of the old service manuals don't give useful info, and I've only seen a couple of individual comparisons for a few smaller winches.