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Turning Block, Cabintop

Discussion in 'Sail Trim with Don Guillette' started by Apex, Jun 14, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Apex


    Joined Jun 19, 2013
    753 posts, 87 likes
    Oday 28
    US Traverse City
    What have others used to reroute halyard from clutch to the other cabintop winch. For port leeward roundings, our Jib1 halyard needs the same winch. Of course the jib/spin trimmers can predict that need and trim from the opposite cabintop winch, but a turning pin just aft of the clutches would allow better flexibility.

    Whatya use? What have you tried?

  2. Jackdaw


    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,994 posts, 2,280 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI

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  3. LeslieTroyer


    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,673 posts, 566 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    :plus: I have one on Port cabin top. I also have another feeder on my starboard side - no name which looks like a 2” winch but spins free both ways and no handle. I like it’s higher profile better but couldn’t find it in any catalogue


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  4. Apex


    Joined Jun 19, 2013
    753 posts, 87 likes
    Oday 28
    US Traverse City
    ahh, thanks JD, exactly what i was looking for. i got to see Longbow by CarbonOcean, they have these or a similar product all over. Britt described them as buttons, but it allows them to put any line to any winch at a moments notice.

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