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gusto

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Windlass
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 01:37:51 PM »
First timer here.  We recently purchased a new Maxwell Windlass vwc 2500 for our 1989 Hylas 44 #62.  The previous Maxwell 1000 was DOA when we purchased the boat.   Upon arrival, the unit has a left side hawse.  Our bow pulpit dictates the Mantus anchor we have needs to be on the port side bow roller for clearance.  We have the windlass mounting where the Maxwell 1000 used a vertical capstan. We currently are setting up for a 3/8Ē chain.  Most of the newer Hylas have a left hawse.  It seems the right hawse would be the better location for direct pulling of the chain vs a crossing pull.  What am I missing? Maxwell says only a small percent of the windlass use the right hawse and they donít have any in the US.
Gary
Gusto 44#62

 

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