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Re: What I learned at the Annapolis Boat Show
17. Electric winches, while really awesome, just seem wrong! Are you really sailing when you just have to push a button to trim the sails?
I would never go back. For certain, there are plenty of sailors that belong in a wooden square rigger with block and tackle and a tiller. Anything newer is sacrilege.
However, I have personally witnessed how often we will just pull the sails out in wind conditions where my friends won't go through the effort. I can have them fully out and back in again in a couple of minutes, so I sail more.
Of course, if you must, you can still put a winch handle in them.
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