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Old 07-09-2010, 13:10   #31
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Belay that. Or self tailing winches.

Nuff said...
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Old 07-09-2010, 13:27   #32
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correct!!

i have been trying to find a manual windlass for my formosa--everyone i spoke to already is in laughter mode as they think electric windlass is the awesomest thing since slicing of bread---but i dont like them. i like simpson lawrence sea witch , plain and simple windlass--to eachhis/her own---and i think the sentence should be modified to :

"go now--AFTER learning how......
it is a pain to find a good manual windless for a larger boat now. You can still find the small ones, but larger ones are getting harder to find.
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Old 07-09-2010, 13:38   #33
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I think an electrical windlass is silly and I'm right . . .
Depends on what you're hauling up, doesn't it? Old boat -- 100 feet of 1/4" chain, 40 pound Spade, mechanical windlass = fine. New boat -- 100 meters (320 feet?) of 1/2" chain (half a ton's worth), 121 pound Rocna, mechanical windless = totally impossible.

I wouldn't have minded an electric windlass on the old boat but she didn't come with one and I never felt the need to add one. In the new boat, some fault in the electrical windlass would be a serious problem. It's a total necessity, objectively.
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Old 07-09-2010, 15:24   #34
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A depth sounder and a VHF? that were luxury............




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Brilliant. Those front teeth haven't changed in the last 98 years DOJ....

As for technology... I am a technology wizard, carving my living from the coal face of the internet and cutting edge web design. Based on how I earn my living, here is my technology advice.

Keep it simple. Really simple.

Best of all, use it but NEVER, EVER depend on it. It will always go wrong at the least predictable moment and the more techno-wizardry you have the more opportunity you give it to go Tango-Uniform when you find it least convenient.
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Old 07-09-2010, 16:12   #35
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A depth sounder and a VHF? that were luxury
We always had those---depth sounder= something heavy attached to a line that you threw overboard--preferably something knapped out of VHF--very heavy flint.
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Old 07-09-2010, 20:27   #36
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love yer ark,matey----when we sailing!!!?? got masts for the thing yet???
I'll let you know the sailing date once I find a 'HeeHag"

2 rabbits - check
2 elephants - check
1 hag - (note to self find mate for zeehag)...

(Note to self find mast and sails...)
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Old 08-09-2010, 23:06   #37
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I'll let you know the sailing date once I find a 'HeeHag"

2 rabbits - check
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1 hag - (note to self find mate for zeehag)...

(Note to self find mast and sails...)

is the only problem with being unique....tough to find mates lol..
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