thanks for the replies..
now here is a value/need question. what are the inherrent advantages of using a ratchet over a standard block in an asymm spinnaker environment? for instance, the very affordable lewmar 60mm w/ becket on defender.com does not have a ratchet. the harken 3.00 w/o becket is $50.00 ea. as this won't be used in a racing environment, i'll mostly be sailing to trim.
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