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Re: Windless size inquiry

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Originally Posted by randyrhines View Post
can anyone tell me what size , (specs) or suggest an electric windless for
my 36' ketch about 8 tons weight, i have about 40' of heavy chain, not sure the size? and 200' rode??
thanks for the help, randy
Generally, one wants a windlass with a maximum load capacity that is 3x the weight of your maximum anchoring gear load--i.e. anchor, chain and rope rode taking into account the maximum depth you are likely to anchor in including free-board. For more see Windlass Sizing.

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