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Author Topic: Longest chain rode without a windlass?  (Read 1020 times)

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waughoo

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Re: Longest chain rode without a windlass?
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2021, 10:07:01 PM »

And at 60 I am still able to do it.  In twenty years I may be looking for a windless.

Thanks for your input.  Thats rather impressive!  78lbs is not insignificant.
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Re: Longest chain rode without a windlass?
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2021, 03:05:23 PM »

Guys : I always use the boat to break out the anchor and didn't install a windless until I hit 80.

Haven't gone up the mast for the past few years - only because I haven't needed to!

A few thoughts
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Re: Longest chain rode without a windlass?
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2021, 11:32:50 AM »

What is a “West Marine Anchor” ?
It's a '25lb West Marine Premium Anchor'  :santa I know.
It was on sale at West Marine for about $64 get it out of the store sale.

Turns out it's a pretty good anchor. We regularly anchor in a muddy bay (Sunrise Bay Fort Lauderdale Florida) and our old anchor often pulled out, this one has not let us drag once, yet!


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