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post #2 of Old 01-23-2012
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I (slightly) up-sized my primaries and moved the old winches forward on the coaming for use as secondaries. The secondaries are used primarily for the spinnaker guys, so the feed is from a block at the forward end of the jib track. The guy runs down the side deck directly to the winch.

The secondaries also works for tensioning the running backstays. I've considered removing the camcleats on the lower runner blocks, since they are a PITA, and just using the secondary winches to hold the stays.

The port-side secondary is also well-positioned for use as an assist when roller-furling the headsails.

Of course, the PSC44 may have more coaming length than the PSC31, so I'm not sure this helps...

Paul Elliott
S/V VALIS - PSC 44 #16 - Friday Harbor, Washington

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