Originally Posted by sailingdog
If you're not head to wind, then that changes the story entirely... in general, if your boat is properly positioned, head-to-wind, then there should not be a need for a winch.
Thanks for the reply. I have had Harkin in NewPort RI look at ther roller furler and they say it is working fine. It is just a very old model. I am not new at this, I have over fifteen thousand miles of blue water sailing in the past six years.