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Old 11-10-2006
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adding a wrap

i crew on a 46 beneteau (internation style) racing boat. (grinder seperate from winches). when we tack and sheet in the jib (large sail) we usually start with two wraps on the winch (12" dia, not self tailing) trim 90% then add a wrap and final trim. the skipper wants us to add the wrap by forming a loop in the line above the winch, then lower the loop, release the loop with the left hand and pull the tag end tight completing the wrap. he says its faster and safer. i have doubts. has anybody heard of this method before?
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