Mystery Capstan Help
I have an uninstalled electric
capstan with a chain gypsy
that was furnished by the PO when I bought the boat
. Unfortunately he's passed away so I can not ask him questions.
I've been unable to find information online and identify the manufacturer so I'm turning to the community for help. I'm posting
some photos and hope that someone will recognize the unit and be able to point me in the right direction.
I'm reluctant to go through the installation
process unless I'm pretty confident that the equipment
will work for the boat
and ground tackle I'm planning.
As you can see there a 700 stamped into the chain stripper. There is also an 8 marked on the gypsy
though it probably can't be seen in the photos. The transmission
angle drive is by Bonfiglio a VF49. There are no markings on the motor
. The gypsy
locks with a small toggle.
I'm sure that this capstan on one very similar was previously installed on the boat as there are remnants of installation
I wonder if the 8 on the gypsy
refers to 8mm chain. There is very little chain being used in the rodes that came with the boat. I'd like to add a couple of hundred feet of chain but need a working windlass
to do so.
The boat is a Pearson
Countess 44 and weighs about 28 or 29,000 pounds.
I'd like to be using a 60 pound Mantus
with a chain rode
but without a windlass
I don't think my age and back will permit
Thanks for looking.