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Thinking of installing a manual windless
I am thinking of installing a manual windlass on my 1962 Columbia 29 Volador.
This will be a Lofrans Royal, which is a horizontal mount windless.
My question is:
Since I have to reposition my through deck fitting for the rode, is it best to have it a little behind the gypsy so that it would be easy to clear a jam, or should the chain drop right off the gypsy into the hawse pipe.
One more question:
Since I will have approx 150 feet of chain and probably another 200 feet of line, it seems the gypsy is just for chain and I would have to haul the line in by hand and feed into the hawsepipe. Another reason to possibly have the pipe a little behind and not directly underneath the gypsy??
The port side of the windless has a drum for line only. It seems if I wanted to install another bow roller for two anchors and divide by chain locker, I would still have to haul the chain portion of that side by hand.
It seems that after the expense of installation, there is still a lot of hauling by hand involved.
Any advise or inspiration is appreciated.