Originally Posted by Blue Stocking
What are you adapting from, and to. I replaced my secondary Gibbs with Lewmar 44 bronze STs, and just used the winch to mark the different bolt spacing positions.
Going from a very old Barient
#20 which has a six bolt pattern to the Lewmar 43 which has a five bolt pattern. The Lewmar is also quite a bit bigger in winch base OD.
winchs on our boat are mounted on metal brackets that are bolted through the hull
, not on wood or fiberglass
. This means I must have an adapter "plate" to bolt down on the winch base using the old pattern, but also be able to bolt the new winch to it.
The fabricator can make this, but I have to send him a drawing so he knows where to put the holes. I guess the alternative is to ship him the winch, but if someone has the drawing it would save some time and money