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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 28 Sep 2015 01:41 #1

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After much thought, research and planning I went for broke and installed a lewmar 700 vertical windlass on my boat. I had to modify the bow area a little so I would have enough room for both the windlass and anchor roller, it was tight but it came out great. Upon first use it would bind up in the windlass on retrieval. I believe part of this was due to the shallow chain locker and also because of the rode I was using. I Purchased the lewmar 8 plait anchor rod and problem solved. I can retrieve a 150ft. Of rode flawlessly.
All work was done using west system epoxy and then sprayed with gelcoat. The epoxy was easy to work with and created one hell of a bond with the gelcoat.
Thanks for all the info from fellow members and especially Andy at Boatworks.com
O and the red line in the pics is used for back up while underway to assure the anchor doesn't drop. This is just for safety purposes until I install some kind of chain stopper.

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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 28 Sep 2015 16:03 #2

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Looks great! Did you enlarge the chain locker? I would also like to do this but my locker is also very small.
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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 19 Nov 2015 00:29 #3

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I didnt think it was possible. I want one soo bad can you post pictures of the locker? and what the under side of windlass as mounted looks like? :)

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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 19 Nov 2015 08:58 #4

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Nice work, thanks for posting.

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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 23 Nov 2015 15:43 #5

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Me too. I wanted so bad on my 19,5' Bay Liner cuddy. Waiting for the pictures under side of windlass as mounted looks like. Thank you.

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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 08 Jun 2016 02:29 #6

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Wow! Haven't been on the sight for a while.
I did not have to in large the chain locker. The windlass mounts just inside the wall. I can hold 200' of 8 plate and 10' of chain. It stuffs the locker but so far no problems. I would highly suggest the 8 plate line. Tried regular 3 strand and it would tangle and snag when deployed and on retrieval.

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Anchor windlass install on Ciera Sunbridge 2355 08 Jun 2016 02:37 #7

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I will get some pictures tomorrow of the locker and post them..
I leveled out the inside and then installed a piece of stainless steel cut to the shape of the bow, it covers the whole top of the locker.

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