I have a winch and want to use it to assist with pulling some ropes connected to pulleys to lift some stuff. I have it setup so that it's similar to a system which I've seen in boating but unsure of the name of. It's basically using the winch to assist with the pulling but not allowing the rope to wind up on the spool, so it's basically wrapped around the spool a couple of times so it 'grips' the spool, but the other side is left hanging so that the rope doesn't actually wind up on the spool. does this make sense and does anyone know what this is called so I can explain myself better???? Anyway you can see kind of what I mean in the images. Two ropes from either side wrapped around the spool about twice each. How could I make the spool a little more grippy so it actually grabs the rope to pull it, and how could I prevent the rope from sliding back down on the spool and bunching up? How do the mariners use this system I'm trying to very badly describe? Below image, the rope coming from the left side wraps around once and is left hanging on the right side. Rope on the right side wraps around once and is left hanging on the left side. I want these two ropes to be taught around the spool so that when the winch is on it will pull them and lift the load instead of just spinning and not grabbing the ropes. This is just the rest of the device. The two ropes of uneven length hanging down in the middle are the ropes attached to the winch. so I can hook up my load, push the button on the winch and it'll lift the entire thing evenly.