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Hi all - does anyone know what type of anchor chain I need for the Muir Hercules windlass that originally came with the Pacific Seacraft 34 (1995)? We lost our ground tackle in the recent storm that hit the Boston area and we're actually very lucky that our boat survived at all. Thanks!


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Re: Anchor chain for Muir Hercules windlass

If the windlass came with the boat originally, Thumper, at Pacific Seacraft should have a record of its details. They keep a very detailed file on every boat. If it didn't come with the boat, the gypsy should (but not always) have the chain size and type cast into/onto it.

If a part number is stamped on the gypsy instead of a size, this chart should reveal the chain size [if not, call Imtra/Muir at (508) 995-7000]: https://www.imtra.com/COLLATERAL/DOC...HEEL_CHART.PDF

I'm so glad your boat survived all that mess. Good luck going forward.

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Thanks, Dave. I do believe it is the original windlass and I have a request with Thumper outstanding. I'll check to see if there is a number stamped on the gypsy.

We were really fortunate the boat survived the storm. We had 80 mph winds in the harbor and she broke three pendants, one of which was a 1 inch storm line. As she was drifting, the harbor master anchored her in the middle of the mooring field. There is some damage, but it is mostly superficial damage to the cap rails and gel coat, both of which can be repaired as good as new. Quite a few boats ran ashore that night.


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Wow! Thanks to the brave harbor master!
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Wow! Thanks to the brave harbor master!
Yes, I'm thinking of getting a very nice bottle of Scotch for him and his officers...they were out all night trying to save boats.


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Great idea! I like the way you think.
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Re: Anchor chain for Muir Hercules windlass

If you can't find the information stamped on the gypsy or from Thumper, you might be able to get some samples of chain from your local chandlery to test on your gypsy. They often have short pieces available. You'll need pieces that are at least 1 foot long. Online chain wholesalers will also sell 1-foot samples, but then you will have to pay for shipping, too.

Do you know approximately where your ground tackle was lost? If so, it might be worth grappling for it or hiring a diver. Could save you a large chunk of money.
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If you can't find the information stamped on the gypsy or from Thumper, you might be able to get some samples of chain from your local chandlery to test on your gypsy. They often have short pieces available. You'll need pieces that are at least 1 foot long. Online chain wholesalers will also sell 1-foot samples, but then you will have to pay for shipping, too.

Do you know approximately where your ground tackle was lost? If so, it might be worth grappling for it or hiring a diver. Could save you a large chunk of money.
We attached a fender before we had to let go of the tackle. Spent a couple of hours looking for it a day later, but couldn't find it unfortunately. Good idea about the samples. I'll check the gypsy first. If that doesn't work, I'll try to get some samples.


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