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  1. Raising the mainsail

    C30
    My wife does not have much upper body strength, but she would still like to be able to raise the mainsail on our Catalina 30 Tall Rig on her own. The obvious solution is to use the starboard jib winch. The trouble is that the fairlead and cleat for the main halyard are on top of the cabin...
  2. Maintence - Barbarossa winch

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi sailors. I have two Barbarossa winches (I guess they are original and would be from 1981) wich are in need of maintence. They wount "stop", so they go backwards if I let go of the line... The problem is that I cant get them totally apart... I have searched the internet after links and tips...
  3. Looking for Harken 44 Aluminum 2-speed winch

    Gear & Maintenance
    I found a deal on one, but need to get a second winch. Harken 44, Self Tailing, 2-speed. Thanks!
  4. Power Assist Winch Technology

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself and show you a new winch technology I've been working on. It's basically an electric winch that you don't have to operate with buttons. One simply pulls on the line to activate the electric motor and stops pulling to stop the motor. I think...
  5. Keel Locking Bolt Problem

    MacGregor
    I have a Venture 17, which is in pretty good shape, despite being a 1974 model. My wife and I have sailed it a few times, and it's pretty nice, with one exception - I can't quite get the swing keel to lock in place with the locking bolt. The keel winch, although rusted, works fine to lower the...
  6. Knowsley Winch Handles

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Seeking a pair of knowsley winch handles. Anyone able to help? Thanks.
  7. Parting out Gulfstar 45 (Hirsch) - Arch, Panda, Winches, etc.

    Gear & Maintenance
    Greetings all. I am parting out a Gulfstar 45 and have a number of items available including a stainless steel arch with integrated davits and swiveling outboard hoist arm, Panda 6kw generator with about 1,000 hours, Anderson 52 and 28 self-tailing two-speed winches (two each), mast, boom, etc.
  8. Barlow Self Tailing Winches - not tailing properly

    Gear & Maintenance
    We bought a '86 Irwin Citation 38 last year. The boat's owner didn't do much maintence, I imagine the winches were never serviced. We know that the barlow (2 speed) self tailing winches don't self tail properly. One doesn't do it at all and the other - the line constantly slips. We are...
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