What winches for a Duncanson 29 (Australian built boat)

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  1. boony
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    boony Junior Member

    I have a customer who requires 2 sets of winches for his Duncanson 29. He purchased the boat as a project and it no longer has any of the existing hardware. He has unsure what size winches he needs.

    I was wondering if anyone here is familar with this type of boat and would know what size winches are usually found onboard? A similar boat is the Compass 29.

    Otherwise if anyone has the sail specs (and thus the sail sizes) I can also use that as an indication.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. CT 249
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    CT 249 Senior Member

    The Dunc 29 was an extended and slightly reworked Compass 28 from an era when the two firms had some sort of partnership. I think the standard D29 rig is the same as the C28 rig.

    The C29 is a significantly beamier boat so may have had larger winches and a bigger rig. I spoke with Don Lees and Gunter H about this years ago and my notes are buried somewhere, but I can't recall rig dimensions.
     
  3. boony
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    boony Junior Member

    Thank you for your reply.

    In my search for information I came across an article about these boats written quite a few years ago. The writer had also spoken to Don Lees and Gunter H for that article. Me thinks that you and that writer are the same ;)

    If that it is the case we met at the Sydney Sailboat Expo last April (and about 25 years ago when I was looking to buy my first boat).

    Cheers
     
  4. CT 249
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    CT 249 Senior Member

    Guilty as charged, and I can remember meeting you but it can't have been at the SSE. I must remember to look at your stuff when I need some new kit.
     
  5. boony
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    boony Junior Member

    Anytime. Do you still have an office in Pittwater?

    I occasionally go to Whitworths Mona vale so can also drop into your office to show a few blocks, etc, for reference. The prices are mostly very competitive compared to big brands.

    75mm Single Swivel Shackle Block - Master BB-0701F.jpg
     
  6. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    G'day boony. Can't help with your question but i would like to know if you have an agent in vic.
     
  7. boony
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    boony Junior Member

    PM sent - Master sailing hardware is also available through the Bombora Marine retail outlet on Ebay or by direct email order through our website (click on our signature).

    Apologies I haven't provided an Ebay store link as I am not sure if it is allowed on the forum.

    Cheers
     

  8. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Thanks for that.
     
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