Brake tips on Main halyard winch

Can someone tell me what the brake tips are for? the spring came loose and the brake tips are gone and we are replacing them but I was wondering their purpose? preventing birds nests.

 

thanks

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Brake

You are correct, it is to keep the spools from spinning too freely to prevent birds nests.

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club