1982 Skye 51
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Somewhere between NZ and the Chesapeake Bay
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Size Numbering on Winches
That would make sense for the high/low gearing. Once you drop into that low gear it seems like you could rip the sail in half.
After 30 years, and nearly 100,000nm the gears/pawls/etc. in the Barient 36s show no signs of wear and tear, I am just trying to satisfy my own curiosity--the only thing I replaced was one needle bearing that I dropped while cleaning and lubing a few years back. Every time I break one apart I am amazed at the ruggedness and ingenuity contained inside these (and all) winches! Thanks for the replies.
"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.