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Old 14-04-2012, 18:46   #1
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Replacement for Lewmar 25 winches

I have a 1977 Catalina 30. I would like to replace my Lewmar 25 2-speed winches with self-tailing winches. Any suggestions for replacements would be appreciated. Is there any chance that I could find replacement ST winches that would fit the same footprint and save me the trouble of putting new holes in the deck?
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Old 14-04-2012, 18:58   #2
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Re: Replacement for Lewmar 25 winches

holes are the least of it. Make backer plates for both sides and seal/pack the old holes. You can often find winches of that size used and in good condition. In our area Wolfs Marine-Home has winches I have seen. Nice people - call them. Our Marina, Torresens in Muskegon also hase good used winches. Unless they have been abused, they are nearly indestructable. Parts from Lewmar - Lewmar Winch Schematics

You might also find that the self-tail parts can be added to your winches although, that vintage may not be available.

Is it possible that a call to Lewmar may reveal that the hole ptterns are unchanged?
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