Originally Posted by buzzstar
This is off topic, but either it comes from a frequent poster or several of them:
“'Only a fool learns from his own mistakes
. The wise man learns from the mistakes
of others.' - Otto von Bismarck"
In my opinion, only a fool limits himself to one method of learning
, and ignores opportunities that may present themselves unexpectedly.
Not one very successful person has ever achieved that success with out making a lot of mistakes in the process.
Mistakes are only future opportunities for success.
Now on topic. On a C22, you can get those cheap
rubber donuts sold at West and they work OK for stopping the line or sheet. The winch will not have the guide to tail correctly, but years ago I was happy enough with them on the smaller boat like a C22 where the cost of self tailing
winches could quickly become the most expensive part of the boat, but add little to the resale value.