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Old 06-20-2003, 01:50 PM
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RobStagis
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Default Arm vs. Drum - sorta

Maybe a helpful tip if you want to try a drum setup someday: Mount a long arm to the front of your radio board. This arm will hold the other end of the closed loop. Mock up an arm with your radio board and a stick or something. Trim/bend/tweak/snip until it'll go into the boat and the radio board will screw down again. Now pull it out. Set up your closed loop on the bench! This is a really nice setup, but the arm has to be pretty stout.

It allows you to setup the winch and loop on the bench. Also - since the loop is basically clear of any blocks since the winch is in back and you have a clear shot all the way to the bow, you can put rings on both the 'to' and 'from' lines on the loop and run your mainsail off one and your jib off the other - no turning block!!!