Originally Posted by Makr0
Whoa! The self tailing
comment, they refuse to self tail should I spin the “guide thing” 180? I’m still trying to learn how to make all this work
properly, but at least I’m enjoying the process.
As for a label, If there was one it’s long since gone, I’m guessing it was screen
printed and rubbed off.
1. on the feeder arm of your sheet winch
I think your photos provokes two thoughts:
a. the feeder arm (which is what you are calling the 'guide thing') is currently placed such that tail of your sheet will be pushed out of the self-tailing jaws to outboard
of winch. That's crazy.
So I would not say 180 degrees, but perhaps 90 degrees.
b. the strange location of the feeder arm suggests to me that you need to check the installation
(i.e. clean and lubricate) your winches.
That means you ought identify the brand/model of your winches, and download (if you don't have a hard copy) the relevant installation
guide and service
I write that because most multispeed winches have an orientation preference. For longevity, multispeed winches perform best when the load from the sheet comes to the winch drum at the output gear
I append a clip from the installation manual of my Lewmar
winches that might make the mud of what I've just typed a little clearer. The clipped image shows a starboard primary sheet winch as if you're standing inboard of the winch.
2. On your rope clutches
I agree with earlier posters who have said the body of the clutch
assembly looks similar to a Spinlock, but the handles do not.
I encourage you to look more carefully. I would expect something (at least one of: brand name, model number, product number) to be moulded into the polymer of the body of the clutch