Re: [campernicholson] Windlass and side deck fitting
- The anchor windlass on my boat has a fiberglass hawse pipe from the open
deck hole through the floor of the the forepeak to the anchor locker. There
is a drain hose from the anchor locker which drains any seawater or rain on
the starboard side maybe one foot above the water line. The forepeak stays
dry but the pipe is offset more to starboard as opposed to being on the
centerline. Unfortunately the chain tends to stack up on the sloping side
of the anchor locker and then backs up in the pipe. It's necessary to knock
the pile of chain over a couple of times in the locker when weighing anchor.
If you have a partial pipe, I'm wondering if someone cut it off in order
to remedy the same situation. If I were going to redesign the system, I'd
make sure the hawse pipe drops the chain in the center of the chain locker.
CN 35 -68
>From: "campernic" <jaaxcarr@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [campernicholson] Windlass and side deck fitting
>Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 20:53:13 -0000
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- I took my gauge down to the boat and it is coarser than 12. For all I know,
the thread could be metric.
I had the S-L Hyspeed on my Nic. It set on the pad with a hole down into
the forepeak. For offshore, I mad a cap for it to prevent green water
below. If you have the chain there offshore (I disconnect and lower the
chain) wrap rags around the chain to stuff the hole.
S/V Dark Lady
email: dennis dash gibbons at worldnet dot att dot net
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From: "campernic" <jaaxcarr@...>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 4:53 PM
Subject: [campernicholson] Windlass and side deck fitting
> A number of CN 35 have the SL555 windlass. I noticed in a picture of
> the SL555 the location of the hauser hole. I assume that I would have
> to cut a new hole forward of the anchor storage locker. Right? Is
> there a cover over the new hole, or does one cover the whole windlass
> under sail. We use the achor locker storage now, where there is a pipe
> stub for the chain to go down. Does sea water get down with a SL555
> installation? We have the raised deck pad forward of the anchor
> locker, I assume that is for a windlass. Does the SL555 fit well
> there? What are your thoughts on swivels. Are they necessary? Nigel
> Calder thinks they compromise the strength for minimal irritation.
> So far no luck on Side Deck pad eye. Schaefer marine has only a 5/8
> diam screw. Ours is about 3/4in.
> Tom Jaax
> S/V Lea-Rig
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- Skye has the same setup as Alegria, except that the hawse pipe drops the chain in the center of the locker - but too far forward. So one ends up with the same problem. I've fitted a deflector board in that directs the chain aft a little, but one still has to knock the pile down once or twice when hauling the anchor up.
John & Gail Gall