Originally Posted by knuterikt
Having the mainsheet led through a rope clutch is quite common on (newer) cruising boats, it can be a bit awkward when sailing singlehanded or shorthanded. ..
Knut (from Knute? as in Rockne? WOW)
What I don't get is why anyone would run a mainsheet through a clutch unless the main sheet had to use a shared winch. Otherwise, it would seem a lousy way to ontrol a line that is either played, or set and forgot.