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Author Topic: Roller Furler Winch  (Read 3895 times)

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Mike and Theresa Vaccaro

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Roller Furler Winch
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2003, 04:22:09 AM »

 Used to have a cam cleat with a fairlead on our old Catalina 25--worked like a champ for roller reefing.  The rope clutch or a large enough cam cleat would work the same way on the 34.  As you said, prevents slipping under load.  Have a cleat on our new 34--definitely miss the "self-locking" feature...
 Mike Vaccaro
 "Spirit" '88 Hull 563


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Roller Furler Winch
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2003, 07:59:40 AM »

I have the same arrangement on Crews Nest as Stu have.  It works very well.  The idea is to get a better angle (in front of the wheel) with the furling line and reduce the friction by using a block.   Using a winch on the furling line can break things as they apply considerable force without one being aware of it..

Paul Erb

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Roller Furler Winch
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2003, 04:44:13 AM »

 What size winch would you reconmend and placement. Could you send photo's?
 Yachta Yachta Yachta (#1634)
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