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Old 08-19-2006
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If you aren't going to be using lazy sheets/guys, then you only need one winch on each side of the boat for the spinnaker.

The pole will have to be switched from the line on the port side to the line on the starboard side or vice versa as you gybe the boat and the two lines change their function from sheet to guy and back.


The starboard line will become the sheet on one tack, and the guy on the other. Just the opposite is true of the port line, which will be the guy on the first tack, and the sheet on the second.

It would help if you said what boat you're on... I'm guessing a C&C 36 or so... from your handle.
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