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Old 19-09-2011, 05:05   #1
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Windlass Chain Sleeve Cover

Now that my windlass is back together and working I still have an issue.

The rope doesn't really like to wrap and drop into the anchor well. And it slips a little in the chain gipsy. But I can not use the rope drum as then I don't have way to feed in back though the hole into the anchor well again.

The answer is an all chain rode, but in the meantime as there is an only a little time in the season:

Any reason I can not just leave the cover off the chain pipe sleeve/hole so I can use my rope drum and then be able to feed the rope back into the the well and then put the chain back in the gipsy?
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Old 19-09-2011, 06:49   #2
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Re: windlass chain sleeve cover

Not that I can see....more water in, but thats all I can figure.
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Re: windlass chain sleeve cover

Leaving the cover off is one solution but another might be to temporarily replace the bolts with Fast-Pins sized to allow the detent ball to engage the threads in the lower casing. See BargainBoatParts.com - Positive Locking (Push Button) Type Fast Pin . Then, should the need arise, you can quickly and easily pull the cover or rotate it out of the way.

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Old 20-09-2011, 14:49   #4
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Re: Windlass Chain Sleeve Cover

Surprised something involving anchoring only has gotten 2 responses so just to move it back into viewing...............
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