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post #9 of Old 01-23-2012
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Originally Posted by Umeds? View Post
What about the claim of "no overrides" when easing lines? Can anyone confirm that this is the case in real-world scenarios? I always found this to be a hassle with my previous winches.
Overrides are almost completely dependent on proper mounting of the winches so the line leads in to the drum at the correct angle. Achieving this almost always requires some degree of shimming of the winch or the turning blocks.

I've never had an override on a properly oriented winch unless the line was being hauled in hand over hand at too fast or uneven a rate - in that case the line gets too loose on the drum and begins to "float" over itself.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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