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post #2 of Old 06-17-2008
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both the outhaul winch and control unit are on the starboard side of my boat with the winch mounted approx. 6' forward of the control unit. keeping adequate tension on the outhaul is crucial because the sail can unroll itself inside the mast and bunch up if not kept taut. if you plan on always having someone with you as crew this might not be a big deal but if you want to have the ability to unfurl the sail yourself, i think both should be on the same side. this will also help while furling the sail to make sure you get even, snug wraps.

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