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  Mk V winch upgrade (dzeilstra)
Posted: 12:36:31 pm on 5/15/2011 Modified: 10:42:07 am on 5/15/2011
 
Has anyone upgraded the Barient 18 winches on the MkV to self tailing winches?  What brand and size did you use and how did it turn out?  
  Re: Mk V winch upgrade (ALAN FORD)
Posted: 3:48:20 pm on 5/15/2011 Modified: 11:27:20 am on 5/16/2011
 
Hi Don, I changed to 2-speed self tailing Maxwell 22ST's last year and they work well. I found them on e-bay after some months of hunting, then received much good guidance on filling the bolt holes of the Barients and  mounting the Maxwells, which have a different bolt pattern, and have had no problems after a year of vigorous use. Marcus of Carriden inspired me to go the e-bay route as he had done it some years earlier.

Alan of SMOKE 1984 Mk V 002

  Re: Mk V winch upgrade (ALAN FORD)
Posted: 10:40:20 am on 5/17/2011 Modified: Never
 
There are several pairs of reasonably suitable 2-speed ST winches on ebay right now, so you have a choice if you have decided to go ahead with this project.

Alan of SMOKE 1984 Mk V 002

  Re: Mk V winch upgrade (Dick)
Posted: 2:05:24 pm on 5/28/2011 Modified: Never
 
I have the self tailing Anderson 28's. A bit expensive but I like them.

Dick White
  Re: Mk V winch upgrade (oasis)
Posted: 4:48:20 pm on 5/28/2011 Modified: Never
 
Has anyone tried the Barton Winchers - the rubber cap thingy that fits over top the winch head and, supposedly, makes it "semi" self tailing (my words, not theirs)?  Certainly wouldn't be for racing - because need to more or less "fill" the winch with wraps for it to work properly - but for cruising?  And is only about an $80 touch.

Barry  Oasis 1987 Mk V
  Re: Mk V winch upgrade (Dick)
Posted: 7:47:53 pm on 5/28/2011 Modified: Never
 
I have used them for the genoa winch and still use them for the halyard winches.

I think they would be fine for cruising once your crew understands that the last wrap has to be tight to the underside of the blue "thingy" and the the last wrap of the sheet needs to led off as it comes around.

They need a lot of soap to get them on and there is a right side up as I recall.

Dick  
  Re: Mk V winch upgrade (oasis)
Posted: 9:33:58 pm on 5/28/2011 Modified: Never
 
Thanks.  Barton site says line can be up to 1/2 inch.  I take it that means to cleat it in the top grove in the rubber.  Do you see why heavier sheets would not self tail (mine are at least 5/8 or more (previous owner apparently liked very heavy sheets on a smaller boat!), though could not use the top groove to lock off the sheet?

Barry Oasis, 1987 Mk V