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thanks for the advice and speedy reply. the reason I want to add a 2 nd winch ...
I have added rollerfurling to my head stay, making the forestay unuseable for my cruising spinnaker, that requires one Hank. I rigged an alternative forstay using flexible wire rope and my port winch. Worked quite well. Hoisting the cruising spinnaker, even in very light air without a winch was nearly impossible. I really struggled, but got the sail up. Definitely need a 2 nd winch. The cleanest solution would be on the mast. Mounting a winch with a flat base on a curved mast is the problem. Mounting on the deck us an option, but I would much rather go the mast route, if at all possible.