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Leaky Bottom

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Sail winch drum
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:53:42 AM »

Hello
 
Does anyone know if a smaller diameter winch drum than that comes as standard is available for a Hitec HS725BB sail winch
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Re: Sail winch drum
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 12:54:05 PM »

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Re: Sail winch drum
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 02:35:01 PM »

Thanks, but that is the same as I already have, I'd like something about half the diameter
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Re: Sail winch drum
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 03:08:41 PM »

Hi Leaky
Why do you need one half the diameter? Less torque, shorter length of pull needed, or short of space.
There may be other alternative fixes.
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Re: Sail winch drum
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 05:42:45 PM »

I need a shorter lenth of pull, I could just turn down the servo travel on the transmitter but I would prefer  a smaller drum.
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Re: Sail winch drum
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 06:33:49 PM »

Hello,

This setup will give half the travel of the winch.
A line from the winch is anchored in the Hull, in that line is a Pulley, which is attached to the sheeting for the sails.
Sorry about the poor piccy, having Pc problems !!.

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