My 'new' boat has Lewmar self tailing
winches. My old boat had standard winches - so I was looking forward to the ease of use of the self tailers.
Unfortunately, I find that pulling line through a self tailer is far more work than pulling it around a standard winch
- is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
If one pulls them over the winch
without the self tailer, they're fine - but then you have to hold the line while tailing it as you get close - I can manage that, but my wife has a tough time doing it. Is this the way to use them?
Clearly they're great once the sheet is nearly in and you're cranking on the handle without having to keep tension on the bitter end.
(And yes, I have lubed them all.)