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Fitting an anchor windlass

Printed From: CONTESSA 32 ASSOCIATION
Category: Technical Help
Forum Name: External Fixtures and Fittings
Forum Discription: Questions about external fixtures and fittings (pulpit, deckgear, handrails, etc)
URL: http://www.co32bb.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=621
Printed Date: 15 Nov 2018 at 6:32am


Topic: Fitting an anchor windlass
Posted By: gauntlet
Subject: Fitting an anchor windlass
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2017 at 9:07pm
Good day fellow CO32 owners. 
I am considering fitting a horizontal windlass just aft of the anchor locker just as I have seen in photos of Calypso and Assent etc
What I would like to know is where does the anchor cable go?
Does it get led via a spurling pipe down to the forepeak locker?
Are the forecabin cushions altered to fit around the pipe?
Any information about this and any other aspects of fitting a windlass on a CO32 would be greatly appreciated. 
Most windlasses I have seen drop the cable vertically at the windlass although I have heard that there a some that feed horizontally to a spurling pipe away from the windlass. Anyone have any information about this type of windlass?

Regards............Andrew
Gauntlet CO900



Replies:
Posted By: Alan Dixon
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2017 at 10:57am
I fitted a vertical windlass last winter, it was mounted on a ply bearer at the aft end of the anchor box, the lid was modified to fit. The chain will not self stow as it needs 300mm clear below, but this is not a problem, I have 50 Mtr of chain plus 40 Mtr plated rope. The installation works well for me, the crew being particularly happy. I am back to the boat 20 th September would be happy to do some photos if interested.

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Alan Dixon "Charlotte"


Posted By: gauntlet
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2017 at 7:16pm
Hi Alan,
Thank you for the information. 
A photo would be much appreciated if not too much trouble! Worth a thousand words so they saySmile
My email address is hebdenap1 at aol.com

Regards.     Andrew
CO900 Gauntlet 


Posted By: Alan Dixon
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2017 at 7:41pm
Will do, back onboard 20th but internet is not great NW Scotland so may need to send when back home after the 30th.

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Alan Dixon "Charlotte"


Posted By: Galatea
Date Posted: 18 Sep 2017 at 1:36am
Alan,
Could you post the photo(s) on the forum?  I would be very interested too, as would be others.
Mark


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Mark


Posted By: Alan Dixon
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2017 at 9:03pm
Have a set of photos now anyone who would like a copy email me

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Alan Dixon "Charlotte"


Posted By: Alan Dixon
Date Posted: 20 May 2018 at 1:41pm
Simon Helliwell. CO439, you sent me a mail asking for Photos of my windlass installation. Your email address is set to private and I can not contact you. If you would let me have your email address I be happy to send the photos.

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Alan Dixon "Charlotte"



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