Originally Posted by Sailormom2
Does anyone know what the gear
ratios are for each speed of our old winches. Am considering replacement with new ST Lewmar
winches (getting old - me, not the winches!) and I want to make the right choice. Part of a rebuild
of our 1973 Pearson
this isn't rocket science!
Make some sort of mark on the winch
drum and another on the deck
or base or whatever the winch
is sitting on. Align the marks. Turn the winch handle counting turns until the marks align themselves again. That is the gear ratio.
Repeat in the other direction. That is the other gear ratio.