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post #8 of Old 03-01-2012
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When adding wraps to the winch use ONE hand, keep tension on the line at all times and ALWAYS keep the edge of your hand (pinkie side) towards the winch. NEVER pay line out through the tips of your fingers. If the sail jerks and it sucks the line in to the winch you could break a finger or if it's a big enough winch and load, lose a finger.
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