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Old 18-02-2014, 23:40   #1
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Winches

I have recently purchased my dream girl, a 37 ft carter 1 ton with loads of sailing history,cold molded hull mahogany interwoven with kevlar . The fellow before me started some major work and had stripped the decks and cabin down. It has been the biggest jigsaw puzzle of my life. What I would like to know is in pictures of winches you will see the Mohogany blocks underneath the Winchs what purpose does that serve and do I have to replace them as I have none now?
Thank you also much for helping me out with your opinions much appreciated.
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Old 19-02-2014, 00:47   #2
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Re: Winches

Often winches are on angled blocks for a better lead to the drum. Any winch manufacturer's manual (available online, at least for Anderson) will tell you what angle is ideal.
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Old 19-02-2014, 23:41   #3
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Re: Winches

Okay I will check it out , I thought that they may of been for better load distribution
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Old 20-02-2014, 14:22   #4
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Re: Winches

That's a fine boat, and I put a few racing miles on Carter one-tonners back in the 70's. What I do remember is that the foretriangle is huge and tacking was never easy. The heavy genoa is about all one strong man can handle alone. I suggest you convert the rig to a cutter, and install the biggest damn winches you can find as primaries. Self-tailing too, as there's a lot of sheet to get in from the headsails.
Good luck with the upgrade!
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Old 20-02-2014, 18:15   #5
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Thank you, I will look into it as my Hulk Hogan days are long past..
Take care
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