Sailability Forum UK: New mail reply

A new private message reply from SteveW.

Hi Spike
I am some way away in Cambridgeshire.
At the moment I’m trying to work out whether it would help my current situation to acquire this.

I am currently using an elderly Martin 16 system on a Challenger but it seems to be underpowered.
eg I can’t pull in the sheet in more than a close reach in ~8 knot winds. Get up to ~14 knots and it won’t get much past a beam reach without heading up to luff the sails.
The battery, relays, motor have been checked and seem to be OK but the problem is there.

I see that you have had a fair bit of involvement with the windlass.
What is your experience of using this system? Am I expecting too much?

Original message by SteveW

For Sale

Is the challenger mainsheet windlass still available?