Congrats, Hugh, on the launch of your beautiful home.
A couple questions from your tour video:
What is a "reversible" Harken winch
? Inasmuch as my Harkens are 14 years old, perhaps there is something new I'm not aware of.
You didn't mention it in the video, but it looks like you have an electric genoa furler
, am I right? If not, can you furl on either tack with the winches seen? i.e., on a boat this size it's not reasonable to furl a genoa
without a winch
. How do you handle the sheet and furling
line on the same side?
I applaud you for not falling for the "all lines lead to the helm
for easy single
handing" ploy. It's entirely reasonable to have to walk to the other side to accomplish some tasks, thereby not forcing a tortuous path for all the lines.
You have stand up blocks on each bow for handling a sym spinnaker
. Which winch(s) would handle the guys and sheets
? Can you handle 2 guys and 2 sheets
simultaneously? I assume the two outboard
winches are for an extra headsail, i.e., spinnaker
or reacher, but you'd need to use this one winch on either side for both guy and sheet if using a sym spi. It's rare you need to handle both sheet and guy on the same side, but it does happen and a rope clutch
or cleat - or another winch - would be necessary on those occasions.
How many headsail/spi halyards do you have? What is the short sprit used for? Are any headsail halyards rigged for 2:1 halyards?
Finally, what is the mechanism for the steering
? Hydraulic, push/pull cables/rack & pinion/other?
Congrats again and fair winds!