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looking for Barlow 16 chrome winch

Jun 14, 2008
6,747
Hunter Legend 40.5 Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
Try Minney's Marine Surplus. I was there recently and I would guess they have 100 winches.
 
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Joe

Jun 1, 2004
6,772
Catalina 27 Mission Bay, San Diego
You can be more specific if you like... I have this pair of 2 speed Barlow 18 standards. Standard meaning "not self tailing." I used them for my halyard winches, mounted on the cabin roof of my Catalina 27. They are in excellent condition... regularly serviced. The gear ratios are 1:1 and 3:1.... which makes them quicker than the standard 2:1 single speeds... very versatile. If you want more power, use a 10 inch handle. They are perfect as primary winches for boats under 25 feet.

You can make me an offer, but I will only sell them as a pair. I also have a similar condition pair of Barlow 24's..... std, two speed, chrome over bronze. That is overkill for a 22 footer.

I replaced them 2 years ago with a pair of Lewmar 16 ST single speeds, and a pair of Lewmar 30 ST two speeds... Since the new winches were so damn expensive, even on sale, I envisioned re installing the Barlows and selling the Lewmar Self tailers separately if I had trouble getting a good price for my boat. It is nearly impossible to find modern... USED.... self tailing winches.
 

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Feb 11, 2017
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former Tartan 30 41971 now in Rockland, ME
The old bronze winches are always in demand. My Tartan 30 originally had Barient 16s as primary winches. I upgraded to Lewmar 40STs, and sold the Barients on eBay - went to a left coast guy who was going to put them on a Ranger 23! In my book, good choice. BTW, the Barients weighed more than the Lewmars.
 
Jan 22, 2008
7,078
Beneteau 323 Annapolis MD
Dang! I forgot you said chrome. BaconSails.com had a not-chrome one. Kind of a gold/bronze finish to it.