Bombay Explorer 44
Join Date: Apr 2009
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My previous boat had bottom acting winches so the handles were always in there.
My new old boat has conventional self tailers and the winch handles have a little gizmo that holds them in. My only previous experience was on a race where we always left the handles in.
How bad is it to leave the handles in. I can see the danger if a pawl breaks or slips but is there something else I am missing.