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Thread: "W32 Primary Winches"

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W32 Primary Winches

Mike and Ivana Meyran

What is the right size for a primary winch on the w32? My boat has never been outfitted, but has 2 barlow 20s (never installed) which look like they would fit well on the mast for halyards.

Aaron Norlund


Barlow 20's would be good jib/genoa sheet winches. 15 or 16's are more than adequate on the mast.

I have Barient 16's on the mast, a 10 on my boom, two 10's on my cabin top for stays'l sheets, and 22's for my jib sheets.

Fair leads,
Aaron N.

Brian Smith

Barlowe 26's here for jibsheet winches, 16's and 20's forward~

Mike and Ivana Meyran

Self tailing or non?

Aaron Norlund


I have non-self-tailing winches. I don't like self-tailers for halyard winches, but they're handy for sheet winches you find yourself cranking often (jib/genoa). Watski Winchers are pretty good (and cheap) substitutes for self tailing winches if you already own non-STers. You still have to cleat the line of, but they'll tail while you crank:

Watski Wincher

Happy hauling,
Aaron N.

Mike and Ivana Meyran

thanks for the advice. that could work. I will see what I can find out there..

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