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post #5 of Old 12-12-2012
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Re: Windlass Installation

Looks like it works, and that is what is important. If the 3 strand gets hockled you may have an issue with the pipe - try eight strand as it is generally hockle proof.

How are you powering the windlass?
I've got a similar project coming on my new to me Irwin 38 CC as it came with no windlass. I figure I can pay 2.5k for one, or I can pay a chiropractor 2.5k for a temporary solution. I'll do a thread on it once I begin. I'm still in the 'thinking' stage on the power source (house bank with a 120amp breaker as a windlass of the size I need willl draw 80-100 normally) - or a localized group 31 battery and echo charger (again, properly fused).

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