Anyone ever had to wind
MANUALLY when you have a Quick brand windlass
? I have never had to and hope I never have to but would like to know how if needed.
I have all chain but my windlass
has not only a chain gypsy
but also a rope
capstan on top. I also have a separate plastic ring (Top corner of the drawer photo) that has a winch
handle star type hole (I assume to attach a winch
handle). I'm assuming if I had to manually wind
up the anchor
I would have to remove the rope
capstan, somehow attach this plastic ring (would have to find 3 suitable threaded screws) then using a winch handle wind it up. I assume the orange lock on the side stops it running back as winding.
So first question, are my assumptions correct? How easy is it to wind up manually considering my anchor is 33kg? This plastic ring doesn't seem very strong to be used for this, will it just break when any sort of load is applied?
If this ring is not for this then am I missing a part? I cant think of what else it can be for.