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 Post subject: Windlass
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2019 08:35 
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Next shiny thing. Except I wasn’t watching the boat dog and she shredded the mounting template. My fault. Gawd I don't know how to post photos. But she does look guilty.


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 Post subject: Re: Windlass
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2019 19:04 
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Looks like the backing plate could be used as a template.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Windlass
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2019 11:33 
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Found it online and saved the .pdf. Need to double check scaling in case the .pdf is somehow “sized”


 
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 Post subject: Re: Windlass
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019 19:20 
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I had to cut a teak pad to mount mine on the deck. There was an arch in the deck that required some trial and error woodworking to get everything flush. The backing plate underneath was 12”X12”— 8 ply marine plywood bedded to the underside of the deck in West epoxy 403 filler at a peanut butter consistency. You might think about putting a plastic jug around the motor and gear box as water and spray will come down the hawse hole and corrode stuff. Easily done while you are in there. Be sure to put a chain stopper in the system and be careful about backing down or trying to break the anchor out of the bottom with the pressure on the windlass bearings. Don’t ask how I learned this.

Ray Durkee


 
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 Post subject: Re: Windlass
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019 21:06 
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Just bought a new Maxwell, to replace my Ideal Capstan. Trying to install before heading south this fall. Plan on using teak lumber.

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 Post subject: Re: Windlass
PostPosted: 26 Sep 2019 07:31 
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Well, it's time to contemplate winterizing and getting a cover on the boat anyway, so I'll have time to figure out how to nuance the mounting. I liked the idea of a divided anchor locker and some form of hull protection for the chainfall.

I got 150' of G4 at $3.50/foot. I think I'm going to take 25 to 30' of that for either a lunch hook or second bow anchor. I may need to replace the bow roller as well to accommodate a Rocna or the other one.

Thank you, Mr. Durkee. Hadn't thought about protecting the motor, which I've noted is usually the area of first problems after extended use.

I replaced my well pump and hose a few years ago and the remnants of the hose were up back in the woods. I think that, some 1.5" doweling, spruce strapping and sitting and staring for awhile, with 4 tarps, will get me a nice, tight cover. The whole shrink wrap thing seems like a total waste of plastic. There are piles of it around the boatyard from last year, useless trash.


 
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