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post #4 of Old 11-14-2011
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On a C&C 34 I used to race on, starting from the stern:

2 primaries for trimming the genoa
2 for trimming the spinnaker sheets/guys
one on the coachroof, port side to trim the mainsheet
one on the coachroof starboard side to manage the pole uphaul
one just aft of the mast for the main halyard
one just to starboard of mast for the jib and spin halyards starboard side
one just to port of the mast for the jib and spin halyards port side
one just forward and to starboard of the mast for the babystay

All that to say, it really depends on how the boat is set up. 10 winches on a 34' boat is old-school. On my previous Jeanneau 35, I only had 4 as all lines were led aft to the cockpit. The primaries by the cockpit would be used to trim Genoa sheets and spinnaker guys. The coachroof winches would be used for all halyards and trimming spinnaker sheets.
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