Is the chain forming a pyramid under the pipe? But it could be also a very simple problem.. Handheld windlass control Lofrans Tigres Maintenance What is the strongest 1" line for dock tie up? Find All Thanked Posts. Windlasses should therefore be specified and rated according not to their "watts", but to their effective working pulling power. He said that the fall from the hawsepipe onto the curving side of the hull is not ideal no pun intended but usually works fine - assuming the wildcat and chain match. I always run the motor when using the winch.
That's the stripper alright. Telstar 28 New England You know what the first rule of sailing is? International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. My Muir cougar will do the same if I use it to pull the boat to the anchor, if I power to the anchor it'll pull the slack chain with no problem. They are very helpful. Find All Thanked Posts.
This is even more of an issue than usual because these components are living in a corrosive salty moist environment in the locker. Originally Posted by FlyWright What's the function of your "stripper"? Electric windlass with freefall have an option for a switch at the helm station which allows you to singlehanded drop the anchor in your desired location. Most chain windlasses have, as a part of the unit, a chain stripper which pulls the chain from the chain wheel and lets it fall, pulled by its weight, through the hole into the chain locker. Originally Posted by dimer2.
If these are rusty or damaged, replace them with stainless steel circlips. Last year when the winch went on the blink I had to pull up a 45lb anchor by hand - haert attack stuff. Thanks Scott - I was afraid that the answer would be what it was. The site has the info for BBB and proof. Floating dock and creaking lines. Originally Posted by Cheechako.