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Internal Boom winch
I have a roller furling boom on my 1972 35-foot Bristol sloop. Inside the fitting on the mast end is a small winch that pulls a cable attached to a small car on the outside of the boom that pulls the clew of the main sail out towards the end of the boom.
The winch does not move in either direction. I've taken the fitting off of the mast end of the boom, but can't really see what the problem is. Seems that there is not enough corrosion to prevent movement, I'm wondering if there is some sort of release mechanism that is not visible or missing. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of rig?
Thanks in advance for any ideas.