Self tailer

What does "Self tailer" mean?

Today it means: A winch attachment to grip lines and sheets.

Some modern winches have and attachment called a self tailer which will grip sheets and halyards while they are being winched in. This allows both hands to be used for turning the winch handle.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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