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.
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.
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.