On my previous boat had good luck with Barients but checking to see if anyone is up on the current crop available out there.
Barients were nce. Lewmar
bought them for the self tailing
patent. They are no longer made. Bronze cut gears last a very very long time if clean and lightly greased.
Would like one that isn't a kitchen soup combination of dissimilar metals looking to simulate a battery in seawater
I'm not aware of any winches made that would fall in to that category. The modern Lewmars look mostly like the last newer Barients before they were bought out. The basic design of all winches use the same gear
concepts. So long as you get a bronze gear
box I can't think of any other serious requirement. Andersen offers a SS gear box, but I'm not convinced it's a clear better way to go. The outer shells come in an assortment of materials. I personally prefer SS shells. The lower gear track of the shell mates to the lower driver gear on the winch. The issue of dissimilar metals there I don't see as an issue. My 16 year old Barients show almost no wear on the teeth. Even the delrin rollers seem to be as good as new.
At this point the really nasty issue is price
. 52's are not a cheap
trip to the store.
The problem with all winches is they use machine cut gears. These all have to be manuafactured. Cutting gears is an expensive operation.