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Re: Converting my manual windlass to electric! The math is giving me a migraine...
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A full-time cruising boat has need of occasional extra muscle, but since flogging is illegal, having slave crew is a bit fussy nowadays. Wouldn't it be great to flog the rowers to shore, drum the anchor crew 3 times in a stormy night's poor anchorage, or send 'em to shore to haul fresh water!?
A modern substitute might be a portable power head, maybe based on the Robin 50cc engine, which you would temporarily clamp onto your manual windlass via chain drive. Then to your Outboard's lower unit, or to your CAT Pump water-maker. One chunk of small engine for all three jobs of Windlass, outboard, and watermaker. Plus more, i'm sure.... on a smaller Cruiser, such a modular system could save much space & weight. Crazy or Brilliant?