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I would NOT file anything, but going to a smaller diam line would be better in the end. Otherwise, "IF AND WHEN" you do go smaller in line, you cam cleats may not close on the line. I have 1/4" in my 40mm micro setup, and it works quite nicely. Not sure I would want to go bigger in all honesty.
I have 1/2 or 9/16 in the 57mm main part.
I was at a lewmar winch maintenance class at local WM the other night, and he asked if we thought we needed new winches. The rep mentioned, "most" folks that feel they new new winches, are running line that is TOO large for the sheaves they have. Take the diam of the rope, multiply by 7, and that is the sheave size you need. As I am typing this, I am also thinking I am not quite right, but in the ball park for the ratio etc. just something to think about re the 40 mm sheaves, max line would be 6mm or 1/4" lline!
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Last edited by blt2ski; 05-15-2009 at 10:38 AM.