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Re: wire halyard winch
One point in their favour - you can buy them REALLY cheap at consignment shops.
If you get a later model Barient or Barlow you don't have to worry about feeding the wire - they have enclosed reels. Maintenance is more important because there is a safety factor to consider with them. Keeping the brake band clean & free of oil or grease is critical to their proper functioning.
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