Hi fellow Orana
We took delivery
of our ORANA
44 early this year and have since sailed all the way from Norway
enroute to the Caribbean
... Currently in the Cannaries, doing the ARC
2010 starting 21'st Nov.
One issue that has annoyed me since the boat was delivered was the distribution and usage of winches & clutches for the genoa
and boom sheets
My winches are positioned in a triangle:
PORT 2-speed 48, STBD 2-speed 46 and main halyard electric
see att pick
On a PORT tack (genoa set on the STBD side) the 46" winch
is blocked from use by the STBD genoa
If you need the help of a winch
to adjust the boom sheet:
From the position of the boom clutch/jammer it is clear that neither the manual 48 or electric
48 can not be used (directly) dt the large angle between them.
Indirectly you can put the boom sheet on the outside of the 46 winch (currently holding the STBD genoa sheet), but this create unwanted wear on the genoa & boom sheet ropes.
To my question (unless the above is clear as mud);
There are at least (by the time of writing) 65 ORANA 44 built, how are yours configured and if similiar to mine, how do you
get around this
PS! I have no clutches/jammers for my genoa sheets
All the best