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Re: Winch covers?
The self tailers on my primaries clearly show UV bleaching. I don't expect it to cause a problem, but suspect a cover would have prevented it. I also tear down the winches about every other year to clean and re-grease (btw, pawls are oiled, never greased). There is always way more dust and crud in there than I expect. Not sure if a cover would help that.
I'm not inclined to add them, as I leave the jib sheets attached to hold the furler in place.
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