E26-2 A Tale of Two Winches

Self-tailing winches. Luxury? Necessity? Answers might vary. Since the majority of my sailing will likely be single-handing in the future, I decided it was time for an upgrade to the standard Lewmar 16 2-speed winches that seem to be the default from the factory. Priced new, they're out of my current budget. However, if I could find some used...

I found some candidates from a guy in Maryland who salvages 70-80s sailboats. Despite the title, I did actually buy 3 winches. I bought one...
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