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08-17-2013 10:09 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

Well, I removed the old winches, filled the holes, drilled new holes and fitted the new winches today. The port side arm points at about 120degrees, the starboard about 300 degrees. Basically how the instructions said. Seems OK like that.
08-15-2013 11:36 PM
hellosailor
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

Reminds me of the semi-custom 45-footer that a friend had built at a yard with a fairly doof reputation. Four self-tailing winches in the cockpit, all installed with the tailing arms installed in the exact smae orientation, relative to the boat. Which made the portside ones just fine, and the starboard sides ones totally useless.

From which one might learn that "the right way" is a mirror image, not an identical position, on the opposite sides of the boat.
08-15-2013 08:04 PM
tdw
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

One must admit that understanding the mother tongue when spoken by many a Brit (including Ireland for the example) is harder than understanding some Australians.

Anywho ... we have strayed.

Thankfully SF actually answered the OP.
08-15-2013 12:49 PM
sailingfool
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

As you trim using the ST the sheet falls off and pools below the stripper arm, so it should be located where you want the sheet to come off the winch.
08-15-2013 03:03 AM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

Not just north of London, go west for another language entirely (and I don't mean Welsh). I do fear however that we are digressing somewhat from the correct orientation of stripping arms on self tailing winches
08-15-2013 02:56 AM
SloopJonB
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
That is at it may be but not all that many inhabitants of the American continent speak something approximating the queen's english .... despite what they may think.
If you are in Canada they generally do - and a much more intelligible version than emanates from the underworld in most cases.

For a REALLY butchered and unintelligible hash of the language you need to visit the mother country - pretty well anywhere North of London. The inhabitants of that green & pleasant land are seldom capable of speaking their own language in a way that can be understood by anyone born more than 100 miles from the speaker.

Diction and elocution are two words that have disappeared into the mists of history there.
08-15-2013 01:23 AM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

Indeed, I have a bugger of a time understanding them most of the time, and when I do I usually despair of the mess they make of it. I'm English born and raised, only moved to this part of the world about 6 years ago, hence the Red Ensign in my signature.
08-15-2013 01:11 AM
tdw
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

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Who knows, I think there's a couple of hundred bucks different between the full stainless and the not-quite-full stainless ones.
Oh and I know what a bob is, I'm from the place that sent you folks down there in the first place
That is at it may be but not all that many inhabitants of the American continent speak something approximating the queen's english .... despite what they may think.
08-15-2013 01:01 AM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

Who knows, I think there's a couple of hundred bucks different between the full stainless and the not-quite-full stainless ones.
Oh and I know what a bob is, I'm from the place that sent you folks down there in the first place
08-15-2013 12:56 AM
tdw
Re: Mounting ST winches - where to point the arms?

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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
Yep, they had the all stainless at the same price as the partial stainless ones, seemed a no-brainer to me.
For the life of me I cannot understand why the plastic in the first place. I guess maybe in colder climes it stands up to UV OK but why, when you are paying all that money for stainless steel winches do you try and save a couple of bob by using plastic drum covers.


(bob = slang for an English shilling.)
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