Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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levelness is not important angle of lead for the sheet is critical. If you check your current setup you will likely see that the sheet comes into the bottom of the winch at an angle of 10 to 15% below the winch base. You need this to prevent overrides when you use the winch. You must maintain a similar angle for the new winches.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.