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Author Topic: Patching windlass deck hole and installing new Lewmar v3 windlass  (Read 116 times)

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Rick Roberts

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When I originally purchased SV Blackdragon, it came with a Lewmar v700 windlass that could only accept 1/4 inch chain. In the process of refitting the boat by having the plan to start crossing the South Pacific this Spring. I decided I would need roughly 275 feet of 5/16 and the old Lewmar V700 might not keep up with that. I picked the Lewmar v3 windlass which is definitely oversized but wanted the peace of mind and got a really good deal on it. Also, I thought since the new windlass is a bigger unit, the hole would be bigger. I was wrong!!! I should of doublechecked... I ended getting myself in a bigger project than expected in Mexico where supply where limited and harder to get. The deck was originally roughly 1-inch thick and added an extra 1/4 on top and bottom. For a total of 45 layers of 1708 fibreglass. Here's a few pictures ...
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Re: Patching windlass deck hole and installing new Lewmar v3 windlass
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 06:14:49 AM »

Inside and starting to glass
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1988 #804, Bria Mia - Mexico (Formerly known as SV Blackdragon)
Fin keel, standard rig.

Youtube channel: youtube.com/wandersailing
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Re: Patching windlass deck hole and installing new Lewmar v3 windlass
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 06:21:03 AM »

fiberglassing and gelcoat
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1988 #804, Bria Mia - Mexico (Formerly known as SV Blackdragon)
Fin keel, standard rig.

Youtube channel: youtube.com/wandersailing
Latest Video: patreon.com/wandersailing

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Re: Patching windlass deck hole and installing new Lewmar v3 windlass
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 06:25:00 AM »

Gelcoat almost completed
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1988 #804, Bria Mia - Mexico (Formerly known as SV Blackdragon)
Fin keel, standard rig.

Youtube channel: youtube.com/wandersailing
Latest Video: patreon.com/wandersailing

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Re: Patching windlass deck hole and installing new Lewmar v3 windlass
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 12:29:06 PM »

Congratulations, looks great. What are the next steps?
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