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Re: Not Sure Wich Winch to use

Here's a Utube vid I found on how/where to set the jib lead block on the track.. it's not too long and will help you 'see' what needs to be done. Also, FWIW, I always throw two wraps on the drum during hand tailing, add a third before feeding the sheet into the jaws of the self tailer and grinding in from there. The two wraps minimizes potential overrides during the 'loose spinning' phase early in the tack, the third wrap puts less load on the self tailer and makes it easier to control the sail during the release for the next tack.


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