So, bought a pair of Anderson 28s --self-tailing, two speed, stainless steel
. Very nice. A project
for the long cold winter.
Obviously, I need to mount them. I plan to use butyl tape to bed
the bolts and prevent water
getting in. My old winches, when I pulled them off, had evidence of that approach.
The Anderson manual sez: "Apply a light coat of bedding compound, ensuring that each bolthole is bedded. Keep drain grooves clear."
Drain grooves? There are a couple of grooves on the bottom side of the base. I assume these are the drain grooves in question.
What are they meant to drain? Should I run a line of butyl between the grooves and the bolts? (The old winches appeared to have a circular track of ancient butyl inside the circle of bolt holes.)