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JimU posted 04-24-2002 05:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for JimU   Send Email to JimU  
Does anyone have a recommendation for mounting an anchor windlass on the bow of a 16-7. I want it to be efficient and aesthetically tolerable. Any Pics? thanks JIM
jimp posted 04-24-2002 05:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
JimU -

Isn't that a bit of overkill? Need to run wires, etc. One more maintenance item.

Have you seen the rings or "gizmos" with a "buoy-ball" or fender attached where you put the ring or gizmo around the anchor rode, then drive forward in a wide arc (making sure not to run over your line!), the ring slides down the line, and the float supports your anchor. I use that system in Juneau when I anchor in +200' of water with a 7-pound Fortress and 30-ft of chain (I've even used it in 324'... once). When the ring gets to the end, it "fouls" the chain and supports it on the surface. All you do is pull it in and stow it. No huffing or puffing, your line & anchor are on the surface.


JimU posted 04-25-2002 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
Have not seen the gismo you are referring to. Does west marine handle? Other sources? I am considering a small electric Windlass for boats up to 24 ft marketed by West Marine but am uncertain as to how to mount the anchor bracket on the bow of a 16-7 so that it looks good.
jimp posted 04-25-2002 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Jim -

West Marine
Anchor Float large
#198590 $74.99

Anchor Retriever System
Item 115023, Full system $70.99
115021, Ring only $23.99 (backordered)
115020, ring, snap & rope $39.99

I'd just get the ring. You can use any line with a couple of bowlines as the "rope" and "snap".

Not sure how you could mount an anchor windlass to look good on a 16-7. The BoatUS and West Marine products can also be used with a large fender. When I anchor with mine, as soon as I anchor, I attach the retriever to the anchor rode with the float attached and toss the flaot over the side. It sits right under the bow and is ready to go when you fire up the engine.

I also sent you the links via email.


andygere posted 04-26-2002 05:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
When I bought my '79 Montauk, it had an electric anchor windlass mounted on the bow step. It was the type you see in Cabela's that are typically used on bass boats. I ended up taking it off and selling it to someone from this forum. For calm water anchoring it was ok, but I never trusted it for anything else because the line diameter was so small (limited by the spool size on the winch). I also didn't like all the space it used on the bow, and the gelcoat had a few dings from the anchor swinging into it. Overall, it was a poor solution for my needs. The previous owner used the boat in the protected shallow waters of the CA Delta, and I guess is was convenient when he fished alone.

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