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Old 06-05-2018, 12:55   #1
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Upgrading Lagoon 500 windlass and components question

Greetings fellow Lagooners

Recently, the flange on my windlass broke completely in half (pic is upsidedown, but you get the idea). [And not that it matters, but I was not on board when this happened.]

I initially thought about replacing just the flange; however, I am now resolved to upgrading several related anchoring components to include new windlass, heavier anchor and new rode if necessary. Iím doing this, not because I have more money than I know what to do with (I donít), but because the original plough anchor is underweight and seriously rusting, and I want to renew my confidence in the anchoring system. So, Iím seeking wisdom from fellow Lagoon 500 enthusiasts who hopefully have some sound advice.

So, first a couple of facts about my boat:
-Lagoon 500 2012 model
-Lewmar V5 windlass
-Anchor rode: approx. 200í 3/8Ē? chain and 100í line
-Plough anchor approx. 55lbs

Questions:
-Can I go up to 121 (dansand recommended: Rocna 55 (121lbs.) with the same model windlass
-I want to go big or go home. Whatís the best upgrade for my windlass assuming we go with the 121lb Rocna?

Any other relevant considerations? TIA!
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Old 06-05-2018, 19:35   #2
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Re: Upgrading Lagoon 500 windlass and components question

Ouch on the windlass. It took us a few weeks to get a spare v5 from West marine before we headed out so I would look at a newer unit if you can.

We got our 500 with a delta 88lb and 1/2 inch chain and didnít have an issue in Belize. We upgraded to the Rocna 121 and loved it last night in a 40kt squall here in Georgetown.

Retrieving it manually could be painful though so if you go bigger make sure there is a back up plan in case you have a windlass problem with the anchor down...
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