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Old 02 August 2005, 10:32   #1
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Electric Anchor Windlass

Has anyone retro fitted an electric anchor windlass to a RIB which would not normally have one ? If so, how did you go about it. If not, has anyone considered the same only to have met obstacles - if so what ? I have what I believe to be a decent and capable anchor roller with plenty of room for a motor in a locker just behind the anchot locker !
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Old 02 August 2005, 10:54   #2
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Old 02 August 2005, 10:58   #3
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MeMe fitting one is so much more than finding a place for the motor
You will need to run ‘big power’ (16A?) cables to the front, you will need a really strong mounting point and even with a fairlead you will probably end up ripping through your tubes just because of the position the winch will be pulling from
Anyway pulling the anchor in is a good way of offsetting the effect of all those deep fried battered Mars Bars
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Old 02 August 2005, 11:34   #4
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Just been through this one!

Not as easy as it looks for starters. As des said, you need a bl**dy strong anchor point for the winch, then you'll need an extended fairlead so that the anchor doesn't dig into your toobs and worth having extra bow cladding.

Personally after nearly breaking my back the other week as I'd got the anchor wedged in a load of weed and about 20 succesive manouvers trying to dislodge the bl**dy thing........I'm all for anchor winches!!

Have also made sure that everything is in place on the new rib so that I can easily add it at a later date, should I not have any daft mates around when one needs pulling up! (Skippers rules: though boughtest the boat therefore though shalt not lift anchor.....or anything heavy for that matter!)
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Old 02 August 2005, 11:35   #5
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Dont waste time or money this meme unless you have a medical reason for not pulling up the anchor by hand. These things are heavy and dangerous to fingers. Ive seen some victims here in Dublin . And as posted above it will destroy your tubes at some stage.
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Well there goes that.........

........"look what I've got" brag when next anchored up with friends.

Yep - agree with all that above, back to the old fashioned method "love, just pull the anchor in will ya"!!!!!!
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Don't forget........

........they also make quite nice sandwiches, the bed, tea, eeerrrr, ironing and all those things hat come before it which involve the only machines in the house we (if I may use the collective) men claim to know nothing about Have you ever heard such a thing, a man who would claim not to know how a machine with moving parts, knobs, lights and noises works ! And they (again the collective - women) believe us - ah that thought alone has cheered me up.
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You closet Suvvern Wuss PD will have a field day with this thread
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This should do the trick and it has the right "name" http://www.rolls-royce.com/marine/do...lp_hyd_anc.pdf
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