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Nemo

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Re: Metcalf Moonbeam
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2015, 12:11:38 AM »

There is nothing impractical about replacing the winch with a sail arm. I have done this mod on 2 Moonbeams and have had satisfactory results with both and they  sailed like a dream! I admit the arm is not as powerful as the winch but it will do the job and unless the wind is very strong it sheets the main in easily. I found access very difficult when trying to replace lines that had broken prior to my purchase. It is a nightmare trying to work the rigging lines through the tiny hatches, hence my use of the sail-arm which is much easier to install, albeit at a loss of some torque. Moving the rigging-point on the main boom a bit further aft gives a bit more 'leverage' and assists sheeting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsQCWU5IreQ&feature=youtu.be
Bob.
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