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Old 04-21-2010
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
I'm not a big fan of reel-winches, since they can be arm breakers if the barrel lock fails and there is a handle in the winch.
Yep--you are definately right about that. Never-ever leave a handle in a reel winch. Regular maintenance of the brake is also necessary. These are from the daze when novices rarely owned boats large enough to have such a winch fitted so it was less of an issue than it might be today.

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