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Old 05-11-2006, 03:40 AM   #11
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haha--that's right SP, need to get the pirate and the rest of the comforts of home going here! :?
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:34 AM   #12
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I have the exact same boat bought it in spring 2002 with 20 hours on it.
Previous boat was a 25' Chris Craft, this is a night and day differance. The 7.4 MPI gets up on plane with little effort top speed about 40, and not to hard on gas if you run it about 3400 RPM

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Old 05-31-2006, 10:24 PM   #13
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Well, she's home in Huntington Harbor now! Dropped off the closing papers Sunday evening and spent the night in Dana Point ---this harbor is fantastic as it has many shops/restaurants on the dockwalk, and you are in open water in 3 minutes!
Left Dana Point around 7am, surprised at the amount of chop out there so early--we're used to wind waves kicking up in the afternoons around here, but had a lot of subsantial swells and residual action from the high winds over the weekend. The boat motored up smoothly though, an amazing ride after being used to our BL 2655.......then.....stopped off of Huntington Beach and decided to test out the windlass (first boat with one). Set down just fine, but 20 minutes later when getting ready to go it seemed to struggle coming up , even though there was almost no load on it, and then we lost all electrical! GPS,lights, horn--all! Had to pull up the line and chain by hand--Perhaps it was fouled in the windlass teeth due to fraying rope? Got back to our slip and noticed a breaker switch next to the inverter--boom, lights back on! Guess I found that one out the hard way, but in all a great time, and just loving the boat--any advice on windlass operation will be appreciated! Mike
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:49 PM   #14
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If you tripped a breaker there was a big load from some thing?

On our Bayliner we must run the engines while using the windless or it really can drain a batteries in a hurry. Also you did you motor up to the anchor? You shouldn't use the windless to pull the boat to the anchor but rather just to lift it straight up after you reach the spot where the anchor lays on the bottom.
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:43 AM   #15
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Ah---had the motor turned off! I noticed that when activating the windlass it blanked out the radio etc! I bumped into forward into the current to take stress off the line, but then cut off the motor and activated windlass---will try again under power! Thanks! MM
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:42 PM   #16
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I had the opportunity to use my windlass about a month ago...without going into alot of rigamaro stuff...the windlass went down ok...and coming up the clutch slipped a little ...so ...took the fancy tool they gave me and tightened it up a little and it came right up....so...no real problem ...did you get the lewmar windlass??...awesome units...check all the connections though to make sure your current draw is not heeded by the corrosion......put some of that dielectric grease on all connections...that should lessen the corrosion effects........glad to hear about your new boat ...your gonna love it...we just got off a week in the canadian gulf islands and it took me 3 days to stop weeving and bobbing all over the place....
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:52 PM   #17
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Sat down and worked with the windlass at dock-- has no problem going down but still had problems retrieving. With motor on had no more power problems, but turns out the rope was getting snarled in the gypsy, and on further investigation, looks like the previous owner mounted the windlass on the former mount holes without opening the drop to the anchor locker...hmmm! Looks to be about 7/8" shy of the full opening, just enough to hang up the rope coming down..... I think if I widen the opening the rope should fall properly, hopefully solving the problem. Also wondering if new rope would help, as this rope has some soft spots that seem to get caught in the gypsy....ah the joy of taking over a boat and learning its little secrets eh?! But loving the layout, and having a blast even just sitting at dock and learning the boat! M
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