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post #20 of Old 11-18-2012
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Re: Spirit 23 modifications

This winter's project on the boat is a LEWMAR Concept 1 windlass. All the hardware is purchased, including cockpit & foredeck UP switches, 90A CB, & solenoids. I do still have to buy the 4g wire though. We have loads of room under the fwd berth for the rode, it's just getting it there from where the windlass has to mount. It has to go back about 3 ft & rope doesn't like to slide horizontally on it's own. I either have to get creative with a small motor & 2 pinch type rollers feeding the rope into the under berth storage, or maybe I'll get all chain. The boat is a little aft heavy, so I could use some more weight up front & lower to help with both trailer loading & windward tracking. Anybody got 300 ft of 5/16 ACCO G40 chain for a good price?

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