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self tailing winch ??? what is self tailing mean please... thank you..... j
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A self tailing winch is one that captures the rope at the top and therefore only needs one person to operate. The old, non self-tailing winches usually require two people - one (or two) to perform the actual winching and one person to pull and apply pressure to the rope going around behind the winch in order to give it enough friction around the device to have pressure transferred to it from the winch. The self-tailing ones do that with a nifty device at the top, you just place the rope into the "jaws" and it grips the rope. In the picture the little steel tail is used to (a) guide the rope into the device and (b) eject the rope after one turn.

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