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Old 09-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Windlass use

Does the rope in the picture actually serve some purpose?

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Does the rope in the picture actually serve some purpose?

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May just be to keep the brake from slipping or to prevent wear & tear on the windlass...not my style for retaining the anchor..

or it was just for looks/picture
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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It stops the bow from falling off.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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It stops the bow from falling off.
<-- That means it's REALLY funny!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
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What picture?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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I don't think it's fastened to the chain of the anchor that's in the roller.

Could it be how they desided to store their anchor snubber?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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now I see the link
It is a heavy rope but I believe like Rambler they use it as a snubber, keeping it off the deck so green crud doesn't grow under it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #8
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It is a snubber. If you look closely you can see the chain hook on the end
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #9
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Its not a rope, its a line.
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It's a rope until we know its purpose.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:42 AM   #11
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It's a snubber but in my opinion an awfully heavy one. Not sure it would provide much shock absorbing.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:50 AM   #12
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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Maybe used to set or breakout the anchor and keep the strain off the windlass.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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That's a possibility. We set and break out our anchor against a heavy line with a chain hook on it fastened to a deck cleat to keep the strain off the windlass gears, mounting hardware, and pulpit.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:12 AM   #15
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The Kirki , brings back some bad memories on the Aussie Coast.
Changed a lot of survey requirements down here, foreign ships(especially doggy ones) started to dread AMSA and visiting Australia
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:04 AM   #16
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The deck seems so poorly designed that there is no chain stopper ,
so against the Mfg advice I guess they use the windlass to tie off the chain.

This is really crap,design and construction in a big ticket boat.
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