In case I actually get round to fitting my winch, I’ve started looking at the parts I’ve accumulated and have noticed the fairlead I have is somewhat shorter in the letterbox department than my winch drum is wide. Specifically it’s around 24 mm shy of each end at around 110mm from the point where it will be spooling on the first layer to around 80mm on the third. The question is, in anyone’s experience, does this affect the spooling of the rope at each end of the winch drum? In other words, do I need a fairlead with a longer opening, or will this one suffice with a slight angle into the drum at each end. Maybe it’s actually of benefit in starting the next layer and designed that way? Comments and experience appreciated.