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Old 04-30-2018, 02:59 PM   #1
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Mainship 350/390 Windlass

I pulled my windlass to replace the motor and gearbox. I was surprised to find that when they installed the windlass, they never sealed the balsa cored deck after hole sawing the hole for the windlass and the deck hawse.

I was able to hog out a bunch of mush and get to the decent wood. I filled the gap with Marinetex. (I'm not 100% sure this was the best solution, but I had to do something. I had to redrill the mounting holes to reinstall the windlass.

You might want to pull your windlass and take a look at yours as well. If it was sealed properly, it's an hour of work for piece of mind. If not, then you have a project.
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