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Old 28-02-2017, 10:42   #1
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I have standard winches on my Pearson 28 and want to switch to self tailing winches. I'm not ready to invest in them right now. But I saw the Barton Winchers. Has anyone used these before or heard anything about them. Are they worth the $75 price?
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Sorry same response on SN: I used winchers on my previous boat (34 ketch). Worked well, especially for the price. Not as good as self tailing winches, but a heck of a lot cheaper.
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Check with Massmarine parts up in Quincy ! I can almost guarantee they would have the right size for your boat. Also go to Good old boat on line and go to consignment shops ! You can also check on craigslist Maine for I think Capt. Jim ! You should have a consignment shop just before the Newport bridge ! Don't be afraid of used ones ! You can get most all parts for Barient, and Barlow in Australia !
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Re: Self tailing

windcree,
I have Barton Winchers on my halyard winches. I don't use them much because I arranged the rig so that I don't have to winch the halyards for hoisting the sails: I have bronze bearings in the masthead sheaves and I regularly lubricate the slides on the mainsail.

But I find the Winchers useful in some situations such as tensioning the reef lines.

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