Vanikoro has the original 2 speed winches fitted(I believe) which I want to replace with 2 speed self tailing ones for ease of handling. Has anyone replaced theirs and can offer advice of make/model/type to buy.
We fitted a pair of Harken 40.2 STA winches a couple of years ago. They were relatively easy to fit and work beautifully. So much easier to use than the old ones. The 40.2 seems to give plenty of mechanical advantage, so I don’t think you need anything larger
I’m one of the co-owners with David and Felicity, the Genoa is a 133% on a roller furler. The new winches are a really good investment. We bought ours from Australia and even with the import and VAT charges etc it was still significantly cheaper than buying then from the UK.