I am contemplating installing a pair of secondary winches. I don't have a spinnaker
, but I they could be useful in clearing primary winch
overrides (very rare but stuff happens), helping my wife furl the genoa
in a strong breeze, tensioning the boom brake
(don't have one yet, but I'm thinking about it), and tensioning the runners on the very very rare occasions when I have the inner forestay & storm sail up. On the other hand, I would loose a very comfy sitting spot on the cockit coamings. I'm interested in others' opinions about general utility of secondaries.