W42 Ketch winches

  • July 21, 2015 7:16 AM
    Message # 3443357

    Can anyone recommend the sizes of the winches that I should have on a W42 ketch.Either I am getting weak in my old age or the winches are too small, or both

  • July 21, 2015 10:17 PM
    Reply # 3444216 on 3443357
    Deleted user

    I have a W43.  I think the winches for the Jib are too small too.

    Look at the glass half full:  Keeps you strong!!!

  • July 24, 2015 1:42 PM
    Reply # 3448429 on 3443357

    Our 42 has two speed ARCO 55's for the jib that work pretty well.  The rest of the halyards and sheets use ARCO 40's or 50's which are ok, but you still have to crank pretty hard. 

    This is currently my idea of a solution...   http://www.cruiserowaterandpower.com/WinchRite.php


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