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Old 06-29-2007, 09:46 PM
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LarryLudwig
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Default RE: 10th scale AC Racing Sailboats

The winch is an improved version of what was known as the "string eater" winch back in the old days... working along the same principle as the wringer at the carwash that you use to squeeze out your chamois. Drive it in one direction and then reverse the motor and drive it in the other. Since the Genoa sheet is essentially a loop, that is all that you need.

Here is a link to the old smaller version on the V-60, the principle remains the same, but the new one is faster, more powerful and of course larger. I am working on a smaller version right now that will fit the AC-20 class and should make a wonderful boat.

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APo9uLq7Q00]youtube clip of V60[/link]