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Old 11-14-2011
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In a nutshell- any winch that is available and can accept a line coming through either a block or clutch can be used for trimming headsails, mainsail or reefing- the caveat being that it must be run fair to the winch; the closer the better to a point... I'm assuming the halyards on your boat will run down to the mast base, through a block on the cabin top, through a clutch, then to a winch directly inline with the clutch. Some halyard winches and clutches are right on the mast, though... It just depends on your configuration.
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