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Old 26-04-2012, 14:30   #1
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starboard for windlass back plate?

Is starboard suitable and how thick should it be? Oh, 1200w windlass, 31' yawl. Thanks
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Old 26-04-2012, 14:50   #2
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Re: starboard for windlass back plate?

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Old 26-04-2012, 14:53   #3
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Re: starboard for windlass back plate?

No, no, and no. At least use as much of an aluminum (6061) plate about 1/4 inch (assuming you are backing a good fiberglass deck) as you can to spread out the forces. Use a good bedding compound and still use large fender washers on the fasteners unless the plate is quite thick.
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Re: starboard for windlass back plate?

For what it's worth, I used 1/2" G10 for the backing plate on the windlass I installed last summer. Extremely strong under compression forces and never corrodes. I made it more of a "foredeck" backing plate and included the chain stopper.



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