My name is stopper: thanks to me just a few winches and I command everything

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The advent of stoppers
among sailing equipment radically changed deck plans. Today, thanks to this accessory, on even good-sized boats, two winches alone are enough to control all maneuvers. Excluding those on the genoa sheets.

In fact, the function of the stopper is to block the maneuver upstream of the winch, freeing the winch itself from the line once it is tensioned. And so stoppers proliferate on deck.

A SOLUTION FOR EVERY MANEUVER
All companies produce single, double, and triple models of them, and there are five or six of them aboard every boat of at least 8 meters.

This accessory has evolved greatly in recent years and has had to adapt to the new generation of lines made of materials such as spectra, Kevlar and derivatives that have greatly increased their breaking strength while decreasing their cross section.

And thus greatly increasing the stresses in the stopper top locking mechanism. In addition, the models…

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