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    Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 2:32pm
Saoirse's port side genoa sheet abrades on the cockpit coaming.  Doesnt happen on the starboard side becuase the lead there is to the outside edge of the winch whereas the port side sheet leads to the inboard edge of the winch.

I have noticed quite a few Contessas showing this wear pattern on the cockpit coaming.  Short of trying to obtain a genoa winch that goes round the other way, has anyone got any suggestions?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waratah912 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 2:50pm
You could take the sheet aft to a turning block near the pulpit stanchion and then come forward on to the outside of the winch.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 9:27pm
Quite a few boats have a stainless steel wear strip to prevent the sheet from damaging the GRP. Not sure where they obtained them from or indeed how they were fixed. Kit at JR may be able to assist.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 9:39pm
Just been on the net see www.checkstainless.com 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2016 at 9:42pm
Whoops got the website wrong - try www.techstainless.com 
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Thanks

I was worried that the stanchion base might need reinforcing?

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Thanks Colin - the stainless strip looks ideal and only £6 from TechStainless!

I will get one and let you know if it works

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waratah912 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2016 at 8:06pm
Yes, you'd need to fit a proper footblock on a suitably angled plinth.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Saoirse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2016 at 9:43am
Thanks Paul.  I will try the stainless wear strip Colin has sugested first.  Many thanks to you both.  D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2016 at 9:09pm
Not sure why you would need to reinforce a stanchion base as Genoa sheets are never run through blocks on the stanchions - spinnaker guys yes! 
Are your Genoa sheet blocks worn? Barton do suitable replacements that fit the existing tracks & are kinder on the sheets - the original Tufnol blocks often get 'sharp' nicks in them!

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