Originally Posted by MHH
Nautitech installs Quick DP3 1500W, which I think is one size range below the 1700s mentioned by rom. We started to have problems after anchoring #4. No, we did not reverse on the windlass, nor let the windlass pull us to the anchor.
The thread in the top cover pressing on the brake ripped out. Stainless steel
spindle versus bronze
thread did not work
- see photo
. My wife typically applies the brake. Want to say: no brute force applying the brake.
We ordered a drum conversion kit which shows 20mm thread length instead of 15mm in the old piece of which only 10mm thread were used, when measuring the ripped out thread. Hope this works for us, else we have to upgrade :-(
PS: cannot upload pic due to server errors
, sorry for your loss, I can remember that picture you posted of your Freydis on some beach... what a beauty !
So, you say you kept the lewmar
20kg on the N46 ? that sounds a bit light to me. Hopefully you have 12mm chain and the boat will anchor in shallow water
, good sand. Many cruisers here would advise you to buy a new anchor ASAP I am sure.
MHH, I just checked the email
conversation I had with Quick, 3 years ago. It seems my windlass is actually 1500W, not 1700W. Model is Argo, with some specific modification per Beneteau
request. And that modification seems to be in the brake system, which I have never touched. I let go and pull back the chain using the windlass motor
. So easy from the fly bridge