Windlass specification issues

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by MikeJohns, May 25, 2006.

  1. M&M Ovenden
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    M&M Ovenden Senior Member

    Hi Mike,

    It's been a long time, but we are back at boat building again. Just thought I'd follow up on this thread. We did go with 1/2" HT chain, and have ordered one of these windlass. That's right.. the electrical guy has gone for a manual windlass :).



  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    Good to see you carrying on.

    Those are the sorts of designs on the older coastal fishing boats that we converted to a hydraulic motor. A few larger sailboats too with a 12v or even 240v power pack in the forepeak. Good strong looking gears anyway.

    You'll enjoy the exercise I'm sure :)
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