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post #5 of Old 03-01-2006
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The vertical windlass is also less constrained to a narrow pick-up angle between the windlass and the bow roller. In fact boats with dual bow rollers can often use the same windlass (obviously only one rhode at a time!) because it is not dependent on critical alignment with the bow roller. That can also translate to a bit more installation latitude on where the windlass is mounted on the deck.

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