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Old 18-08-2013, 13:41   #1
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The Correct Windlass

I am very close to taking delivery of a new Lagoon 400s2 (10 tonnes lightship and my main anchor will weigh 36 kg). I intend to live aboard full time and expect to be on the pick most of the time. For the first year I will be cruising in the Med.

Lagoon 400s now come with a Quick 1000 watt windlass:
I have heard some reports that a more powerful windlass would be better. Some have suggested 1250 watts is more appropriate, one suggested one size bigger than 1250 watts.

I have heard one report that Quick is not a robust brand and I should consider replacing with a Muir or a Lewmar.

I would like to know the opinions of members on this issue, and particularly members with a similar sized boat and anchor usage similar to my expected usage.

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Old 18-08-2013, 13:53   #2
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Re: The correct windlass

You might also want to consider a Maxwell windlass. Highly regarded.
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Old 18-08-2013, 14:34   #3
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Re: The correct windlass

1000W windlass is pretty small. In a 40ft, 10t cat I would prefer something much stronger.

Not to say 1000W will not do its job in regular conditions. But if used hard and often, it may last shorter than a stronger unit.

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Re: The Correct Windlass

I doubt if you will find agreement on what is "correct". I have a boat similar in length & weight and my correct windlass is a manual horizontal Simpson Lawrence.
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