I have a double ended mainsheet that runs to a winch
on either side of the cockpit
with Spinlock XTS cams that can be engaged if we need the winch
for something else. Usually we dont need to use something else so the clutches remain open most of the time.
The other day we did need to use something else so we closed the clutch
which snapped the clutch
spring. These clutches have been in use for less than two years... I think having the spring stretched most of the time is no good for longevity. Anyway, now I need to replace the cam, why spinlock doesnt set these cams up to allow for sping replacement I will never understand...
Should I be looking at the "Lock Open Cam" for these clutches? Does the lock open cam allow for the handle to be in the closed position? I can't find any details on how they work...