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Old 03-05-2014, 15:03   #1
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Proper winch technique?

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Re: Proper winch technique?

wrong way round!
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Re: Proper winch technique?

I can see at least three things wrong.

Aside from the reversed photo.
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Re: Proper winch technique?

That must be a reverse rotation winch or a reversed image.... looking more closely, the self tailer is angled correct for the way they wrapped it.
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I notice a sock on the winch handle! Whats with that? I may want that..
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Re: Proper winch technique?

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I can see at least three things wrong.

Aside from the reversed photo.
Will we have to wait long for you to tell us what the three things are? To my untrained eye I don't see one so it will really be a good learning lesson.
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I notice a sock on the winch handle! Whats with that? I may want that..
Looks like it's so the handle will stick to the Velcro keeping it close to the winch.
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looks like Velcro not a sock!
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looks like Velcro not a sock!
I think so. The hooks are on the winch handle and the loops are on the coaming.
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I notice a sock on the winch handle! Whats with that? I may want that..
Not a sock, velcro. With a velcro pad to stick it to just below the winch. In lieu of a winch handle pocket.
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Good lord Jackdale, please tell us what three screw ups where with the photo!!!!!
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OK, everybody seems to get it's not a sock but Velcro.
How about turning the picture around so we don't get tricked.
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OK, everybody seems to get it's not a sock but Velcro.
How about turning the picture around so we don't get tricked.
That is how the photo was posted at Sailing World.
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1) Too many wraps on the winch to start. You really only need two (maybe three to start. This one will have 5 when finished. That is a clear invitation to an override.

2) The line should be held with the thumbs away from the winch, it is easier to pull on the line that way. And easier to let go if needed.

3) The other hand should never be used loop lines onto the winch. Having your hand inside the bight could result in that hand being jammed into the winch if the line starts to run.

This is a good video.

Video tip: Winches - YouTube

I teach three the standards for 4 different organizations. They all agree on this approach to winch safety.
That is a really good video and thanks for posting the link. I'll start to forward it to crew who are joining me in the future. It's funny that the guy does insert his thumb inside the loop on the second wrap around though.

I can't honestly see how the three points you are making on the photo really are mistakes. But to each there own.
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