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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi friends, Bought a prev loved Niagara 31 this spring. Have had a lovely time so far, and also a healthy dose of failing gear. This week it's the windlass-a Lewmar Concept 1 sitting on a custom wood mount above the balsa core deck, feeding in 150' of rode/chain to a locker at the forepeak...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    Our Valentine's Day shake out sail on our (new to us) Bristol 41.1 (1981) shook out a winch problem and question. The winch seems to go into freewheeling left and right -- neutral? -- and can't grind it with the winch handle. It's a Lewmar 55; someone said there's a neutral position, but this...
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