SailNet Community - View Single Post - Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?
View Single Post
  #62  
Old 03-19-2013
SVAuspicious's Avatar
SVAuspicious SVAuspicious is offline
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 2,654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Re: Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Okay. What if the boat is big enough that there is plenty of room in the 15 ft cockpit for the lines and electric/hydraulic winches easily overcome the friction and the mast is 25+ ft away.
Outstanding question. Truly outstanding.

You still have the issue of water through the dodger which is fundamentally bad.

I have one electric winch and am shopping for a second. Still, there are a lot of ways to break your boat with electric or hydraulic winches. Have you ever seen a furler explode? I have.

It is too easy to confuse friction with an overload due to some other factor.

In my opinion it takes the experience of grinding against a load to feel the impact (or see it in the reduction of line diameter) of a problem before you break something.

I have lots of stories. *grin*
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook