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timbaho posted 02-19-2004 08:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for timbaho   Send Email to timbaho  
Anybody have any pics or suggestions as to how to install a windlass on a 20' Guardian/Outrage bow? Is it practical to do it without a bow pulpit? The site seach didn't turn up much for me.Thanks for any insights.
timbaho posted 02-19-2004 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for timbaho  Send Email to timbaho     
Morocco posted 02-19-2004 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Morocco  Send Email to Morocco     
You might be able to put a small 'pot puller' on one of those boats, but usually a windlass needs to be mounted directly over an anchor locker, so the rope has somewhere to go -- are you just going to hand feed it into one of the bow lockers?

My windlass on my 25 revenge's pulpit is sub optimal as well because there is no way for the rope/chain to auto feed into the locker, which is another 2 feet or so stern-ward from the pulpit. The locker itself has a hatch over it, but it isn't solid enough to mount a windlass on it.

I guess you could do it, but I'd probably just go with a ring and float arrangement and do the work by hand.

cdnturbo posted 02-19-2004 07:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for cdnturbo  Send Email to cdnturbo     
I have one on my boat I will email you the webshots address
WHALER27CC posted 02-19-2004 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALER27CC  Send Email to WHALER27CC     
I have to agree with Morrocco. I dont think there is any good place to mount the windlass on your 20.My windlass sits on top of the anchor locker, feeding off to the end of the pulpit (see my profile pics).The only way you could possibly do it would be to create and fasten down a RAISED locker that sat in the open bow part of your Outrage and then mounting the windlass to it, however that may be alot of work and rather costly. I have seen a manual winch added to the bow of a center console that would allow you to manually crank it around at a faster rate and with greater ease, but you would still have to self-stow it in the locker.Unfortunately I dont think there is going to be an easy solution.Good Luck .
timbaho posted 02-20-2004 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for timbaho  Send Email to timbaho     
Thanks Cdnturbo, please check your email

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