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As you may know, I took my windlass apart several weeks ago.
See the sailnet thread here
See the anything-sailing thread here
Saturday I put it together and Monday night I put it back on the boat. It works great. And get this, it hasd a reverse. That's right, before it just made a whirring noise while the anchor free-falled. Now it will actually pulls chain up out of the locker. (On the hard now, right up against a building, so I didn't test it with chain at 2:00 AM. That will require some careful hand lowering of the anchor to start with until I'm sure it can't swing into the building.)

First, I tackled the rust on the engine casing. If you remember, thre was a significant amount of rust that prevented the o-ring from gettng a good seal. (I found out while mounting the windlass back on the boat that the engine is not supposed toget salt water on it. It was a sub-optimal installation. Of couse, they didn't have Maine Sail's instructions to follow with butyl tape - more on butly tape later.)

Engine case


I sanded the rusted area (also used a wire brush some). Here you can see me sanding. I used a vacuum to keep the particles from getting into the motor.


Then I used newspaper and electrical tape to mask it off for painting. Ther newspaper jammed up where the gap is seen, so I wasn't too worried about getting paint on the inside. I did it that way becasue I wanted the paint to get around the edge if possible.

Here is a shot of the motor ready for painting.


I used white Rustoleum. It's not the only preventive measure that I used - three total, so I think I ought to be good with that. I thought I grabbed my black Rustoleum. Much to my surprise, it came out white, even though the can said clear. I guess you have to go by the color of the cap.

After spraying it, I kept an eye on it. I didn't want it to hard before I had a chance to implement the next step. Here it is, righ by my back door.


I actually workond on the cover while timing the paint just right. I used naval jelly on it, let it sit, and then added watre so it could soak for awhile. I don't think th enaval jelly was strong enough to get the scorch marks off the inside of the case. (I think I must have a new motor, becuiase the motor has no scorch marks on it.)


While the paint was no longer really tacky, but not completely dry either, I unwrapped it and put the o-ring back on. I figure that the soft paint will mold to the shape of the o-ring and provide a good seal.

Here it is with the o-ring back on.


The cover fit over the o-ring. IN fact, I left it on for awhile while I did the next steps.

Now it was time to get the assembly underway. Here's a picture of the challenge:


I have a lot of picture that look like this. Cleaning and greasing, cleaning and greasing. Anywhere there was grease, I cleaned and.. well, you know.



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STILL WORKING ON THIS THREAD

PLEASE COME BACK LATER

I SAVE MY WORK SO I DON't LOSE IT (LIKE I DID AN HOUR AGO)

PLEASE COME BACK LATER

STILL WORKING ON THIS THREAD



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