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Wincher Self-Tailers

Winchers are rubber disks that fit over the top of your non–self-tailing winches to make them perform like self-tailers. Loading up the winch drums until the line contacts the underside of the Wincher creates friction which allows the line to self-tail. A rope groove holds line reasonably securely around the top of the winch. Practical Sailor magazine recommends Winchers for halyard winches but not for sheet winches, although many of our customers swear by them. Note: Sizes are drum diameter, not the top or base of the winch. Sold in pairs.
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Size 1 Wincher, Fits 2-1/2"–2-3/4" Drum Diameter 545764 21641
In stock online.

$67.99

Size 2 Wincher, Fits 2-3/4"–3" Drum Diameter 545772 21642
In stock online.

$67.99

Size 3 Wincher, Fits 3"–3-1/2" Drum Diameter 545798 21643
In stock online.

$67.99

Size 4 Wincher, Fits 3-1/2"–4" Drum Diameter 545780 21644
In stock online.

$67.99

Product Description

Winchers are rubber disks that fit over the top of your non–self-tailing winches to make them perform like self-tailers. Loading up the winch drums until the line contacts the underside of the Wincher creates friction which allows the line to self-tail. A rope groove holds line reasonably securely around the top of the winch. Practical Sailor magazine recommends Winchers for halyard winches but not for sheet winches, although many of our customers swear by them. Note: Sizes are drum diameter, not the top or base of the winch. Sold in pairs.

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4.0

A big plus for short handed crew

By Terry

from Punta Gorda, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works as advertized

Cons

  • Hard to install

Best Uses

  • U Grade For Older Winch
  • Upgrade For Older Winch

Comments about Wincher Self Tailers:

Used on older Lewmar 4.3 2 speeds. If buying new I'd buy self trailing to start with but these with some caution get the job done

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4.0

self tailers work great

By Stuckie

from Cambridge, MD

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Sailboats
    • Solo Sailing

    Comments about Wincher Self Tailers:

    These work great. Once I changed my sheet lines to a larger diameter, operation was easy. I have a Tanzer 22. My new sheet lines are 1/2 diameter.
    Three wraps around the winch and the sheet self tails when the line tension engages.
    You do not have to wrap the line in the grove like a metal self tailer. When the line rides up on the winch, the line jams against the lower side of the blue collar. That's how it locks. To release just flip the line over the top.
    I now sail solo with my genoa and tack without fussing with a cleat. The key is to use the right line.
    If you have a Catalina 22, 25 or a Tanzer 22, you will be happy.

    Before installing soak the self tailers in warm soapy water. That softens them up. Also tie a string through the donut hole so they don't get away from you.

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