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Old 27-10-2012, 22:49   #1
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jib sheet winch location change

Does anyone out there know ...is it possable to relocate the jib sheet winches farther aft on a 31 foot island packet? They look to far forward to handle wail at the helm. Wisdom needed. Thankyou.
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Old 28-10-2012, 08:46   #2
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Re: jib sheet winch location change

Designer/Builders usually pretty good on this point. Maybe laid out for 2+ crew?
I had this problem on Blue and added a set of 48s for single handing.
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Re: jib sheet winch location change

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Does anyone out there know ...is it possable to relocate the jib sheet winches farther aft on a 31 foot island packet? They look to far forward to handle wail at the helm. Wisdom needed. Thankyou.
If you can lock your steering in place temporarily, tack slowly, switch sheets, back to steering to maintain a course, lock steering again, adjust sheets then back to steering.

It just takes practice. I do it all the time single-handing.
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