Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Re: Re-Plating Winches
Wherever you get the plating done, be sure that they don't polish off the knurling or other "gripping" surfaces on the drums. This actually happened on my 6 Barientcockpit winches... they polished them to a mirror finish. Looks really good, but the coefficient of friction is way too low and severely inhibits normal usage. Not funny...
Jim and Ann
s/v Insatiable back in MBTBC marina, waiting for next eye jobs to be done
Astrid, I'm in southern Wisconsin. But have no problem shipping anywhere. My buddy works at Harken just down the road. I asked him for a source with no reply as of yet. I avoid pushing him since he treats me well.