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Difference between Lewmar evo and evo race?

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Is there any difference between Lewmar evo and evo race other than weight?

any review for evo race?

Than you in advance,

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I bought evo race winches to replace the old barients on my J/27.  The difference is the self-tailing mechanism is hard core aluminum and not chromed bronze and the top of the winch has a carbon insert.  I am satisfied with them and the power ratio in relation to the barients they replaced is comparable.  Price was a consideration when I made the choice.  West marine had a buy 1 get one free, plus they priced matched a online competitor.  The savings was so significant, that it negated my original intention to buy the harkens.  1/2 a season in, no regrets. 

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3 hours ago, USA 236 said:

I bought evo race winches to replace the old barients on my J/27.  The difference is the self-tailing mechanism is hard core aluminum and not chromed bronze and the top of the winch has a carbon insert.  I am satisfied with them and the power ratio in relation to the barients they replaced is comparable.  Price was a consideration when I made the choice.  West marine had a buy 1 get one free, plus they priced matched a online competitor.  The savings was so significant, that it negated my original intention to buy the harkens.  1/2 a season in, no regrets. 

Thank you very much,

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8 hours ago, carcrash said:

I ordered and received a complete set of Evo winches for the Olson 40. When they arrived, I was dismayed, they simply looked crappy in real life. They were very heavy. I returned them.

Before ordering the winches, the visual quality difference between winches from different manufacturers was not evident. I read no comments suggesting one manufacturers winches looked better or worse than anothers. But when they arrived, bummer. This is a problem with the lack of inventory in marine hardware stores: if West Marine still had example winches on display, it would have been obvious before I ordered them. 

Instead, I am going with Harken aluminum Radial winches. MUCH lighter, and they sure look a lot better in real life. The Harken scalloped drum looks and feels like it holds the line better, but not enough first hand experience to be definitive.

Both seem easy to install and service. Prices were very close.

Oh: I bought the Lewmars during West Marine 2-for-one sale too.

I may wait till 2 for one deal by west marine if they have race evo which is lighter.

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