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Windlass or no

I was also considering installing a windlass but I knew that that was the type of job that could lead from one problem to the next and so I was more cautious about that final step.

The anchor locker lid would need strengthening, or modifications made to the area of the deck where the roller reefing mechanism attaches – all sounds too elaborate – first rule of DIY applies – KISS !

According to Lewmar the calculations of weight of anchor, rhode and corresponding windlass look something like this:

…………………………Anchor Calc

All looks pretty straightforward – apart from the installation, I decided it wasnt worth the hassle, and my 1st mate (wife) can continue to haul the anchor….well someone has to do it !


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