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post #28 of Old 09-01-2010
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Just curious, how does this 6:1/24:1 dump the main more quickly than a 6:1???
Actually, yes, it works very well and is pretty common on boats like J-35's. The 6:1 works great for gross tune, and the 4:1 fine tune makes it all manageable in higher wind ranges... trav up and down, teak with the fine tune. We have the same on ours... the 6:1 can really load up, but you don't have quite enough to need the extra weight/expense/space for a main sheet winch... it's much faster.
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