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    Gaff rigged cutter Antares by Krick
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    cormorant
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    That's how I initially envisaged my set up. Two sheets on one winch which was divided into two. I set the sheets up so one turned clockwise and the other anti clockwise so as one wound in the other wound out.
    However, as one wound out and released the sail, the other sheet was winding back in and tightening the sail, unless I was missing something.....?

    I will let you know how it goes and hopefully get some video footage.
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?
    AndyB
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    Look forward to seeing it sailing and how the winches work. Iโ€™d made one of the Flyer models and two winches worked fine. The one controlling the jib, would let out one sheet while pulling the other side in. Used the same system on the Katie pilot cutter I built seems quite reliable

    Good luck
    cormorant
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    I have solved the problem, I hope!
    I have read read the instructions many times and disregarded the opening gambit "Two sail winches for the mainsail, one for port and one for starboard."
    Fourth paragraph reads "Prepare both sail winches (one for foresail and one for jib), by fastening the sheet rope on the drum and wrapping it round twice. Also use the remote control to set the winches to completely lowered and insert the drum. Then pull the winch in and so wrap the sheet rope tight. Incorporate a small ring on the sheet rope. The port and starboard sheet ropes are placed on this ring."
    I understand this to read 'One winch controls the jib, in and out, and one controls the foresail, in and out.'
    All will be revealed on Wednesday when I propose to launch.
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    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?
    roycv
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    I cannot see why you need a port and a starboard sail winch unless they do something else as well?
    Roy
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    Hi thanks for the post but I cannot read the writing! Can you PM me the text and I will see if I can get it so I can read it?
    Roy
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    Hi Ron I use extension arms on servos as well. The fore sail system control I explained is separate from the mainsail and jib control. It is easy to implement.

    I use winches and also the self contained winches that do not require an external loop and arm winches depends, what you have room for.

    Roy
    Ron
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    Yes, good idea to use a boom with the jib.
    Ron
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    I do not use sail winch systems but tend to use a long or modified control arm. Maybe one of these days I will give the winch a try.
    cormorant
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    A very easy to follow video. The deck layout of the sheets is very similar to mine. However, very different below decks.
    Oh that I had seen this before getting the stage of the build that I am at!
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?
    Ron
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    Have you watched how Gary tackles the controls for the extra sails?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TnMAy5eIInE

    You can begin an email conversation with Gary as I find he has a wealth of knowledge.

    gringogary8@aol.com

    For what it is worth,
    Ron in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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