Re: Genoa sheets and runaway winches


Craig Briggs
 

John,

Good "head's up" and whilst we don't have electric winches on our
Santorin, we have occasionally activated the furlers and anchor windlass
by setting things on the switches when moored or at anchor. Have tried
to get in the habit of turning off the main breaker when done sailing -
does that also deactivate the electric winches on a SM? Granted, we
sometimes forget to turn it back on when hoisting anchor, but it's a
small nuisance.

Cheers, Craig Briggs - "Sangaris" - SN#68

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John Hollamby"
<annejohnholl@...> wrote:
.....the port winch started running of its own accord ...

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