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Harder to pull than expected
Last year I sailed a Catalina 27 this year a Catalina 30.
Last year I noticed I could leave the jib sheet in the self tailing clamp and just pull it and I could pull it in no problem.
On the 30 I have to either take it off the self tailer or put it in the self tailer and use the winch handle.
Same thing for the main sheet. On the 27 I would only use the handle in the heaviest air.
I just had the winches serviced and put on new sheets.
Is this to be expected because it is a bigger boat? Maybe something else is wrong. Blocks seem OK, sheets are clear. Don't know what else to look at.
Frankly the 27 was a lot easier to sail.
The jib is about a 150.