Picture of my cabin top on a nice day on Port Phillip (not!)
I'm not all that keen on running the sheets up there - it's a bit crowded off to the right.
I took some measurements last night:
Jib sheet height at fairlead = 1.5" off seat (enough room for turning block entry)
Distance from fairlead to current turning block = 17"
Distance from fairlead to traveller = 34"
Winch is currently 15" inboard of turning block and 1st turn on drum is ~1.25" from winch base.
Height of coaming = 8" at fairlead sloping back to about 6" at traveller.
Spinnaker fairlead is 17" further aft from traveller and 3" off seat.
With input from Ron and Tenuki (sorry I can't draw to save myself) my current thoughts are:
Pink = jib sheet, Green = Spinnaker
To keep between 5-8 degrees to the winch, by my crude calcs the height of the winch entry would need to be between 4.5" and 6" meaning that the winch base would be an inch or so below the edge of the coaming as it is now, rather than sit on top.
Is this sort of thing okay or would it be better to cut the coaming down?
Am I on the right track??