Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
I browse eBay at least twice a day in search of a Lewmar or Harken 52 or 54 self tailer. That's how I came across the 44 listing. If you go to eBay Motors and type in "Harken Winch" the 44 ASTs will show up either ...
Thanks for the link. I have been going to Ebay motors, but I have book marked the section on Sailing Hardware
. If I typed in "winch" in the main section, all I got was car bumper winches. But going out and specifying "harken winch" was interesting.
for the the winch you gave me the link for is a good price
. It is about $90 less than what I'd pay at pyacht.com, which is $1178.06. And I think I'd pay about $1250 or so at Fawcett's here in Annapolis
. Every little bit helps.
Joli, great photo
, and you show the real benefit to electric winches: not having to set down your drink. Is that Tolly Point behind you?
One good word on spinnakers: A friend of mine has a J29, and his chute is just about perfect for my boat. Like most racers, he has a basement full of "old" sails
that saw their one or two seasons of use. Now if I can find a spinnaker
pole at Bacon's and, if necessary, cut it down a bit.