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Third winch on coach roof...

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Slycat777 says:

Been going around the winches on my newly aquired Achilles and I notice some of the winches on the coach roof have no inner workings at all!

I'll need to replace them but they are quite small winches so should be ok.

I see there is a winch either side of the companionway, which makes sense to me, as they'd be used for halyards/reefing lines/outhaul etc run back to the cockpit.

There also appears to be a winch right near the last on the coach roof. Is this usual? Cant think what it would be used for given there are 2 winches near the cockpit!

Chris
1:42AM, 20 September 2010 PDT (permalink)

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Andrew Curry says:

Its probably for the spinaker halyard
109 months ago (permalink)

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Scott and Portia1386 says:

Hi Portia has two secondary original (Barlow No.15) winches for the halyards, one on the coach roof which we use for the foresail/ spinnaker. The other one is attached to the mast. I find this useful when sailing alone as it makes the whole process a lot easier and because of the reduction in drag. I can hoist the main without to much effort.

We have two primary winches in the cockpit which were changed for self tailoring by the previous owner
Scott
109 months ago (permalink)

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