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    dave976
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    I agree the winch and servo type work well in different models. I can't claim to be the original designer of this system as I copied it from fellow club member Brian Clewes when I built my Marblehead, from the same plug as his Marblehead model.
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    tomarack
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    I used for my Capricorn (Thames sailing barge) model almost the same design . It works reliably. For my other models, I chose to use sail lever servos .Setup is then much easier .
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    No Worries Dave I ordered two Hopefully get them sometime around Christmas but I still have loads to do and the Sails won't arrive until around March. I could have got them from Canada or Australia for twice the price but as I have time it really does not matter. I looked at your setup and it looks reasonably easy to make just put together the parts pulley wheels etc.

    Cheers Jon.
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    Hi Dave, i had a look they are out of stock on back order. i found Elite models are due a delivery on the 20th December so i ordered two. even if i don't use the second one i have always got a spare.

    Cheers Jon.
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    Hi Jon
    Try Servo Shop
    https://servoshop.co.uk/index.php?area=servo&make=Hitec
    They have them at about ยฃ28 and are in the UK.
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    Muskrat
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    Thanks Ron but i have just had a call from a supplier in the UK and they expecting an order this month.

    Cheers Jon
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    https://www.amazon.ca/HiTec-RCD-33785S-HS-785HB-Winch/dp/B00...

    7 available

    https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/hitec-hs-785hb-winch-servo-m...

    In stock
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    Muskrat
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    Hi, I have been looking all afternoon but cannot find any Hi Tec 785 HB in stock anywhere in the UK anyway, I will have find someone who will order me one or two. They on Back order by all accounts so i will have to wait.

    Cheers Jon.
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    Hi Dave I have used your set up a couple of times where I can withdraw the whole sail control unit for servicing.

    I usually have a locating spigot at the bow of the sail boat where the control unit slots into.
    It is worth mentioning that there are standard size servos with drum winches at around ยฃ10 which can be used for the lesser tasks.

    I have a 32 inch loa yacht which stands about 4' 6" high and one of these winches happily runs main and jib.

    These are the ones with the enclosed drum and do not need an out and back line. They are not perfect but as long as you give an adequare space gap from o/p to any guiding items they work fine. If necessary I loop an inch of solder wire loosely onto the out lines to make sure they do not bundle up inside.
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    Muskrat
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    Hi Dave I ment say my radio is a Futaba 4yf SkySport four channel. I will have to read if it is capable of doing that.

    Cheers Jon
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