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  1. McGyver

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Thank you, but the Soling ones were stamped, so relatively light for the diameter.  They were perfect for small sails where a couple of quick pulls was enough.  Not having to remove (and, many times, lost) the handle was great.
  2. McGyver

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Those Danish (I think) stainless steel winches for Solings with the handles in the bottom, that went out of fashion with the self-tacking jibs.  I would pay good money for one of those now.
  3. McGyver

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Choate's Aluminum Frers' 50 Bloopers Having two crewmembers, when tacking,  next to the new leeward shroud, grabbing the clew of the #1, running with it, almost falling on the deck block, and seeing the smile of the grinders who would NOT have to cough up their lungs grinding those huge...

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