Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds
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The wife of the previous owner of our boat had her wrist broken by the spinning mainsheet traveller handle. I am not sure if a jibe was involved in the accident but the pin that locked the winch from turning released unexpectantly so was either not fully engaged or failed and her arm was in the way. The handle for the mainsheet traveller winch on my boat is actually bolted to the winch so is not removable without a wrench. I am thinking of upgrading to the style used on the SM with the removable winch handle.
Some great discussion here.