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Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Servo winch size?

For a 1000 sq.inch main and jib on a 42" cat?
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Hi Jim - I am sold on arm type winches, and have found the Hi-Tec 815 to have sufficient strength AND SPEED to handle my sails. (it is a big winch) Next step up would be an RMG from Australia but much more expensive. I had been controlling both main and jib from a double arm - but I may split functions and run the jib off a second servo so I can backwind the jib while tacking. This would help push bows over onto new tack.

In addition to strength - you really need something that is fast so if you get hit with a wind gust, you can release the sheets quickly.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Thanks Dick, I got the 815.
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