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Old 27-06-2012, 06:50   #16
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Re: Windlass Concept

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College must be a whole lot cheaper where you went to school or you have the world's most expensive windlass. I went to a fairly cheap state university in the US and it cost me enough to buy a small boat. What I paid to send my daughter to college was more than I paid for my current 42'. That is not counting med school which is in a whole new ball park.
OK, OK - not strictly accurate but beautifully colorful expression hey?

And I reckon the price of a Muir 4500 hydraulic WOULD buy many smaller boats including the occasional 42'er project boat!

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Old 27-06-2012, 08:21   #17
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OK, OK - not strictly accurate but beautifully colorful expression hey?

And I reckon the price of a Muir 4500 hydraulic WOULD buy many smaller boats including the occasional 42'er project boat!

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I think your comment could certainly fall under the category of poetic license so is allowed under standard internet protocols.

Or, since this is a boating type forum maybe call it a variation on a fish story. Why that fish (windlass) I caught was so big (expensive) that ............

At the very least I would concur that the price of a new windlass could buy me a pretty nice dinghy.

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Re: Windlass Concept

Best advice you could have regarding a Windlass is 2 times bigger than the specs recommend. No, the Windlass is NOT designed for bringing your boat to anchor, but everyone does it anyway. One reason for the 2 x upscale. Another reason was mentioned about using it for other things.. Once we brought up our rode and had a 40 hp Yamaha wrapped up in it. (I'm NOT kidding :-) ) We said thank you very much to both Neptune and our windlass for performance above and beyond.

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