Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Re: Not Sure Wich Winch to use
Itgoshen your next weekend assignment is: Take more pictures of your rig. I would like to get a clearer picture of the area around your primary (cockpit) winches, the “T” track on your weather (“side”) decks, the winches and rope clutches on your coach roof, the base of your mast and some shots of your boom vang and mainsheet control. That way I can help you out a little bit better. On your next go pro video, try not to move around so much and wait a little before you pan to your next subject – I want to see how your sails are working without getting seasick on my keyboard.
From what I’ve seen (and what others have told you), you need to have a lead block between the jib and your winch. Also, you need to position the block so as you sight up the jibsheet, it intersects the headstay at its midpoint. The way you are set up now, this intersection is way too low and that is why the top of the jib is flopping around. Set this up correctly and you will be amazed at the improvement. Looking forward to future pictures and videos.