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Old 02-23-2014, 12:36 AM   #81
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This on my neighbors bow.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:49 AM   #82
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This a 12v model that I'm very happy with it is very fast around 125 per minute.
Ezanchorpuller.com. Is the brand Ezanchorpuller.com I bought purchased it 3 season ago and have had no issues the spool hold 350 ft of 5/8 braided. I never seem to bring much mud up to the deck. I spend a lot time anchoring in 60ft of water if I ever want lots of line I would spool up with amsteel instead of braided nylon. I just change the angle of pull and normally it will come across the spool. I would not try to use this deck drum with a heavy plow anchor with a full spool it is not that strong.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:42 AM   #83
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Yes, my winch is hydraulic chain drive.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #84
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funangler,
Looks like you've got a VERY good handle on ground tackle. Looks like it could be the best on this forum.

Bob,
Thanks for the pic of your neighbor's winch. I see he's using a much heavier chain next to the anchor. I observe that most everybody having this type of winch takes that option. As I recall we had a discussion about the ideal place for weight on the rode to optimize catenary and somebody did some research and reported that that place wasn't right at the end of the anchor shank but 10 or 15% of the way toward the boat along the rode. I don't know if ... a. I remember right or b. it's not theory but fact. Seems more than plausible though. Your neighbor has a very heavy chain next to the anchor (a Forfjord I think) but considerably lighter than the studded chain lots of the fishermen use.

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Looks like you have the same winch as I do. Is it easy enough to control the retrieval speed from near empty to near full? In the West End there's a WONDERFUL Korean restaurant on Denman Place not far west of Robson.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:29 PM   #85
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Chain goes a long way keeping the shank angle where the flukes want to dig
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Hello Eric, to be honest, the rode was so worn out and the hydraulic fluid was black so all I've verified is the operation. I have changed all the hydraulic oil and filter (30 litres) and have run all the systems. I have put on 300' of 3/4" double but it's too much for the drum. I am waiting for a friend to deliver my 100' of 5/16" high test before I cut off 100' of rope. So my experience with this windlass is non-existent. This week was training for myself and my wife as she has never used a hydraulic winch and I want her to stand well out of the way and be safe.

Now it's snowing so we can't get to the slip.

I may put on 20' of 1/2" as well as the anchor is a bit light. It's about 45# and I really need 60 or more. Haven't found one yet.

I should mention that when I removed the chain guard, the chain was badly rusted and largely useless. I had to replace it and all you can get is normal chain, no 316! So I lathered it in LPS. It might need serious grease but I am afraid it will fling it all off. Have a close look at your chain before you use it and be aware of how vulnerable it is for corrosion.
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Xsbank, 316 chain is available. It is about as strong as BBB or Proof Coil. It is expensive. I've been using about 25 feet of it on my anchor rode for more than 20 years and it's still pretty.
Any good marine store will have some in stock or be willing to order it for you.
I like the chain that Suncor sells. I trust their quality.
http://www.suncorstainless.com/chain
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Sorry Hopcar, Reynolds chain, like motorcycle chain. I understand the confusion.

It has been explained to me that stainless Reynolds chain is used in food production equipment so I may hunt for a source, as long as it has the same or close tensile the regular stuff has. My windlass has a dog but I would hate to have it snap with 300' out.
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Ah, chain for the drive. I understand.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:22 AM   #90
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Eric,

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