Installation

Fitting

There are two options for fitting the ‘winch platforms’

The first option is to mount the jib sheet winches on their respective port and starboard platforms. To achieve this, drill the winch mounting holes in the top face, and bolt down. Then fit the assemblies to either the vacant winch mounting holes, or nearby on the cockpit-coaming.

Jib-sheet winch mounted on the Steersman swinging platform

Jib-sheet winch mounted on the Steersman swinging platform

The second option is to mount the Steersman platforms astern of the jib sheet winches and use them as turning blocks. Also, for larger boats with tiller steering, a smaller winch should be mounted on each platform for down-wind sailing.

 

Platform mounted astern of the jib-sheet winch. Shown here sailing upwind

Platform mounted astern of the jib-sheet winch. Shown here sailing upwind

Sailing downwind with the jib-sheet cleated off using a secondary winch (or the spinnaker winch), mounted on the platform.

Sailing downwind with the jib-sheet cleated off using a secondary winch (or the spinnaker winch), mounted on the platform.

The Winch Platforms

Each winch platform consists of a base mounting plate, a pivot, and the top platform which swings fore and aft.

Under each winch platform is a lock which can be closed to prevent the platform from swinging.

Please note, the winches must be self tailing, or adapted for self tailing using a ‘Wincher’ (available from most chandlers).

 



In the PRODUCT page, a template can be downloaded for each model.

This an early picture taken during the development.

This an early picture taken during the development.