Rode selection for Seatiger 555 windlass - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > Pacific Seacraft
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-01-2011
RainDog's Avatar
Not Finished Yet
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kemah, TX
Posts: 612
Thanks: 20
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 6
RainDog is on a distinguished road
Rode selection for Seatiger 555 windlass

I have a Seatiger with a rope/chain gypsy. Based on the sizes listed as supported in the owner’s manual, I think I have the RCB70 Gypsy. It currently has 3/8 proof coil, which works great. I tried a piece of 3/8 high test and it seems to fit even better. I am going to use 150-200' of 3/8 high test ACCO.

The owner’s manual says the rope should be "16mm (5/8 inch) diameter 3-strand nylon". I want to use 5/8 plaited nylon rope. Has anyone used this rope with this gypsy? I want to make sure it works well before buying 200' of line.

If you have, what type of rope did you use? Hard to choose between Yale Nylong Brait, Samson Deep Six, Buccaneer 8-Plait, New England Mega-plait, etc. I bet some would work better with my gypsy than others. Wondering if anyone has some advice born of experience.
__________________
Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Kemah, Texas

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-01-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 8
BirdBrain333 is on a distinguished road
I have almost exactly this set-up with a Muir Hercules running 3/8" BBB and 5/8" Yale Brait. The gypsy has a groove for hauling the line before you come to the chain. I asked Muir before buying the 5/8" Yale and despite their assurances that that was the correct size, the line just slips with even slight pressure on it. So if you plan on winching in the line before you come to the chain, my experience says forget about using the gypsy with the 5/8" Brait.

When it comes time to splice the rope let me know 'cause I have a great trick that really helps. Yale's video instructions are at

http://www.yalecordage.com/video/Bra..._148-15fps.wmv

Jay PSC 37 Kenlanu, under 6" new Snow!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
jib furler selection calmharbor Gear & Maintenance 15 07-01-2010 10:07 PM
Dinghy Selection h20ski General Discussion (sailing related) 10 12-01-2009 07:35 AM
Measuring anchor rode let out with windlass on charter boat legarots General Discussion (sailing related) 18 06-17-2009 06:54 PM
Block selection help please Flatfendershop Gear & Maintenance 10 05-27-2009 01:11 PM
GPS selection... jarcher Gear & Maintenance 12 09-15-2008 12:05 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.