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Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

Reminds me of the semi-custom 45-footer that a friend had built at a yard with a fairly doof reputation. Four self-tailing winches in the cockpit, all installed with the tailing arms installed in the exact smae orientation, relative to the boat. Which made the portside ones just fine, and the starboard sides ones totally useless.

From which one might learn that "the right way" is a mirror image, not an identical position, on the opposite sides of the boat.
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