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Thanks for the replies - you have all made it more complicated! Thanks Faster for the drawings, we have none, where did you get them? Our boat appears identical to the drawings - apart from the winches. The drawings appear to show that the smaller winch is forward of the larger one, whereas our boat is the other way around. They have not been built like that to avoid chafe, there is plenty of space on the coaming. The angle to wrap the line around both winches is perfect. Also...I had a look at some photos & they show that the Port winches have the cleat forward of the winch, whilst the Stbd winches have the cleats to the rear! CaptainForce mentioned the way the body is aligned whilst operating the winches & if you can visualise it, it all makes sense.
If I can work out how to get some photos up, I will.
Ross & Cathy
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