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Re: Proper winch technique?
Very hard to figure what's going on here...at least for me.
The winch is being loaded counterclockwise instead of clockwise, However the self-tailing guide is set up to accept the feed this way.
(Edit: in the article's photo it's clockwise..)
There's too many wraps imo.
Where's the load? behind him? it comes in a little low on the drum, I prefer to face the sail, so I can see what's going on
Fingers facing the drum...is never a good idea, but with this many wraps most of the load would be off ( my sail at least)
Last edited by Tempest; 05-03-2014 at 07:30 PM.