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Join Date: Sep 2006
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handling a wench
(utilizing every ounce of restraint)..i have to agree with the conventional wisdom about keeping the handle out of the wench..err winch..(sorry..couldn't resist)..
when things go south, the handle is just a liability and something to be knocked into or worse yet...overboard. trying to manipulate a line around a handle is difficult at best, more often than not extremely dangerous in moderate winds.. experienced sailors will always caution about keeping fingers, loose clothing and long hair clear as well..usually it only takes one time to learn this painful lesson. (i was screamed at enough as a kid by my older siblings and father, so i still have all my digits intact).
as it was aptly put..your boat..your bills...
my $.02 adjusted for inflation and tied to the consumer pride index
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest,second is by imitation, which is easiest,third is by experience, which is the bitterest.
Sanctuary, Sabre 30 mkIII