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Old 25-10-2010, 10:17   #16
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Skipped reading a few post in case someone mentioned this, the most weight the windlass has to p/u is the weight from the ocean bottom to the bow of the boat.

It never carries the weight of all the tackle unless you accidentally dropped it in 300'+ of water....

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Old 25-10-2010, 10:32   #17
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SvHyLyte- thank you for your comments on your experience and for the maintenance tips, great information to know, I will make sure to go back over it and keep it regularly lubricated
Thanks again for all the help and hope to see you all out there soon!

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