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Old 04 August 2008, 04:09   #1
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retro fit anchor windlass ?

Hi,

I am wondering if anybody has any experience in retro-fitting an electric windlass on a rib? On some occasions I use the anchor 3-4 times a day and I find it a big hassle to take the anchor from its box, unravel 40m or so of line and then chuck it overboard only to do it again a few hours later. I have the space to mount a windlass in the frontlocker and I have asked the guys at Scorpion to look into it, but I thought that maybe some of you might have a briliant idea and if so where to buy it. I'd appreciate any thoughts. thanks.
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Old 04 August 2008, 07:04   #2
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The problem is that using a winch to pull over the tubes is not a good idea.

All the RIBs I have seen with an anchor winch go through the bottom of the boat which involves mods to the hull itself.

You could use a roller over the bow but it involves a hard moulding attached to the tubes.
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If you're anchoring for just brief periods, and if it's calm waters, why not consider anchoringing off the stern occasionally? You'd have more options for fitting a windlass, but of course you'd have other problems to balance out the potential benefits.
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Thanks for both idea's.
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Have a look at this stunning Revenger - there is a great photo of their anchoring system.

http://www.revenger.co.uk/revenger31med/rev31med.html
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Have a look at this stunning Revenger - there is a great photo of their anchoring system.

http://www.revenger.co.uk/revenger31med/rev31med.html
Just what I was looking for, thanks
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Anchor Winch on RIB - Bowsprit over tubes

Hi Guys,

I had a Bowsprit Built over the Rib. I am going outside now, to take a couple of pics for you.

Back in a minute.

OK, I am back. Pics attached.

May be an alternative for you, depending on your boat type, budget etc.

I used a Southern Pacific Winch, however, there a myriad of Vertical Winch brands.

Best of Luck.

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Ilove the anchor winch on my R8.
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WOW! Now thats a great looking boat! May I ask what brand it is? Beautiful boat... truly stunning...
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