Could someone please verify for me that the only way to pump out the holding tank is through the deck fitting?I do understand that if the Y valve is placed in the overboard position and the through…Continue
"Peter, I've also lost the scupper covers. I installed rubber pipe insulation over each side of the bridle and it works well in keeping the bridle from rubbing on the covers. . They'll need to be replaced periodically as they'll get…"
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
"Sam, we are the essentially the same. Using the same mantus bridle as you. Quick question to you and any others using a bridle. We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new).
For a short…"
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"
"Mike, you're right about the weakest link. I was wanting to save some money by adding to my rope chain rode rather than all chain. Not to mention lugging it in and out of the truck and then down the dock. But definitely sounds more secure. But…"
"Wayne, as long as the link you use to join the two sections of chain together will run through your windlass you should be fine. I'm thinking of the type that comes in two halves that you connect then peen the pins so they can't fall out.…"
Having drug the stock anchor this past weekend in a thunderstorm blow I'm wanting to upgrade my ground tackle to a 55lb Rocna anchor and more chain. Can anyone tell me if I can safely add chain to my existing chain and still use the windlass?Regards,WayneB40See More
"Thanks for the input guys as it will save some money with a smaller inverter. I had looked at specs on the NextGen 5.5 but unsure if we'd be happy with the humming. However, we've not ruled it out provided I can get away from the rat race…"
"Wayne, we have a 2000W and like Bruce said it's more than enough. I wired ours into the 110V system at the breaker panel. And like Bruce mentioned you can only run one major appliance at a time. Not only will you over tax the inverter and…"
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