Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
You know, I have elec winch too. However, I typically turn it off and do not use it.
Why, you ask?
Well, let me explain:
I realized that everytime the button is pushed, we are burning... what... a few amps? Now that might not sound like a lot, but every little bit adds up. To account for this lack of modern sailing, I addressed it in this fashion: My wife does all the winching.
"It helps you build up your muscles," I tell her. "Keeps you fit and trim. We have to stick to the basics."
"What is that button for by the winch?" she asks.
"Er, hmm, well, that is the automatic Epirb Release button. Don't push that unless we are sinking."
Thus, I save a few amps. AND DON'T ANY OF YOU GUYS TELL HER DIFFERENT!!!
Nah, we'll just tell her that you said she was fat and needed to burn off the excess weight....
We should get invitations to your funeral shortly thereafter...
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