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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:08 AM
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I have successfully fitted an Eurgle into one of my IOM's and doubled the speed by setting the primary sheeting in a 1:2 ratio using a 'floating' single block. Yes, the stall load at the running sheet is halved, but the winch servo is capable of use as long as the end stops are properly set up on the transmitter.

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Awesome! Got any pics of the layout?

So i assume no problems in higher wind strengths?

I've seen an Eurgle fitted with the drum above deck, and sealed to it via an o ring between the two. It was on an experimental boat that Jeff Byerley (Mirage Radio Yachts) built.....
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:23 PM
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Awesome! Got any pics of the layout?

So i assume no problems in higher wind strengths?

I've seen an Eurgle fitted with the drum above deck, and sealed to it via an o ring between the two. It was on an experimental boat that Jeff Byerley (Mirage Radio Yachts) built.....
Hi Pat,
Please tell me why we in Australian's are so fixated with mounting the winch above the deck?
I have only owned 1 Aussie design and built and that was in front of the bulk heah and under the deck, all three other designs I have had are UK designs and have the winch under the deck.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:00 PM
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There will, shortly, be a new sailwinch launched that will rival the RMG.
For considerably less money and and very similar performance. Not one of the clones either! Something totally different.
Keep your ear to the ground everyone!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Hi Pat,
Please tell me why we in Australian's are so fixated with mounting the winch above the deck?
I have only owned 1 Aussie design and built and that was in front of the bulk heah and under the deck, all three other designs I have had are UK designs and have the winch under the deck.

Mike
It is mainly for ease of access to the sheets and drivelines, in case of replacement in a hurry. SailsEtc bosts for exame require removalnof deck patches to do this.

Also if a winch casnge is necessary, the drum and drivelines are left undisturbed. With such a layout, i have been able to change a winch and be ready to sail in 5-6 minutes.

With winches inside the foredeck, everything is much harder. I've had to redo drivelines on a BritPOP!, and its fiddly work ( especially with fat fingers!).

Lastly i think the skiff deck style is an aussie signature so to speak, since the TS -2 days, and the fact it makes the boats look more like a full size yacht....
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