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First 41s5 manual windlass

Oct 22, 2014
14,712
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
What is it that you wish to know?
They require a person on the bow to move a lever back and forth. The motion is converted to rotation and the windlass winds the anchor rode up from the bottom. There is a brake on the windlass. If you release the brake the anchor and rode will drop off the boat and the anchor will head for the bottom.
Pretty straight forward.

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Jul 13, 2009
26
Parker Skipjack 37 Clearwater
I gave the manual windlass away and installed a Lewmar electric 1000 with 20ft 5/16 chain and 200ft 8plait rode rope. COntrol at wheel and anywhere but especally on bow a remoter . Also a Aluminum anchor on bow roller. Slick system now.
 
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Oct 22, 2014
14,712
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
Congrats to you. Sounds like you are empowering your sailing adventures.
 
Jan 23, 2021
78
beneteau 323 Corpus Christi marina
On every boat I’ve anchored, I was the windlass. Very manual, especially on the way up and getting the gunk off the anchor and chain!