"I haven't been on here much Roger. I am still sailing. Have my own little boat to go play in when I cant find a big boat to crew on. Glad to hear you are ready to play a bit in the wind. I have a friend in SF area that…"
" Hey Nia: Was just watchin for ya So I could say Hi? I think I'm just about ready too take my Baby too the Delta soon in S.F. Just a lil freaked out by the Blue water of the Pacific but will overcome…"
I haven't been on here much Roger. I am still sailing. Have my own little boat to go play in when I cant find a big boat to crew on. Glad to hear you are ready to play a bit in the wind. I have a friend in SF area that loves to sail if you want me to hook you up with him. He has has experience.
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
"Yep my boat is 8 years old, fresh water use only until last Aug, decommissioned for three years and the grease inside was more like a sticky paraffin wax if there is such a thing. Totally unacceptable. "
"That's it Sam! I recall the main luff a tad loose while sailing, threw maybe three wraps on the drum and pulled it tight. Afterwards, it was jammed.
On a side I remember saying to myself "I shouldn't have done that while under…"
"Wayne, thanks for the update. You must have really put some pressure on that arm for it to flex that much. Glad to hear you got it apart and serviced. As an FYI next time use an appropriately sized piece of hardwood as the drift. Or lay the wood…"