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    Two for one - anchor line and wax-gctid393035

    I have two questions I decided to post simultaneously. Anchor line; I have a vertical windlass on my boat, I believe it is a Genius. I have 30 feet of chain and 175 of nylon rode. My question is the nylon rode, what are you all using for this, I have 1/2 nylon twist anchor line braided to chain. The windlass is chewing the line to pieces, been on there 1 season and very frayed. I always take pressure off the nylon rode when retrieving anchor to avoid additional stress by using engine to move forward on anchor position. Boat store told me HAVE to use 8 strand plait on windlass. Number one, difficult to find and very expensive in comparison, but additionally I was able to braid the twist line with help of youtube, but not sure I could braid the 8 strand. Any suggestions?

    Next item; I am all buffed up and ready to wax hull, but torn between traditional carnuba waxes and new "polishes" which either polymer or silicone type products. Went to West marine last night looking for the Yacht-brite boat polish (polymer base) but not there. Then started to look at shelf and was overwhelmed at selection. I am looking for more salt and sun resistance, and longer lasting shine. Have used Collonite and been pleased, but life seems short. I never wash down with detergents, use OrrPine for wash down, dilluted in bucket. Looking at PTF product now and have to decide quickly now that I am "buffed up"

    Thanks for any help.

    #2
    I just used maguires marine wax and am very pleased. I tried traditional maguires carnuba and the marine worked/felt/looked way better.

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      #3
      Maguires flagship premium wax or Collinite fiberglass wax. I like the collinite shine and it lasts longer but you need a very clean and smooth hull to apply it on or removing it is a huge job....

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        #4
        +1 Collinite wax.
        Pat
        Paragon
        1999 4788

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          #5
          Well three days and about 16 hours later, buffed out with Yacht Brite-Buff Magic and waxed with 3M wax. Results are great will try to post image. Happy with buff magic but disappointed with the sur hold buffer, went back to the old full size Makita, was hoping that the little one would do it but that orbital action is no competition for conventional buffer. My arms wish it worked better. Handy for topside applications where the full sized buffer just cant get. 3M wax went on nicley and gave great gloss. Hoping it it durable, mostly my boat is in shade when stored but salt and sun when using are the culprit.Now on to the anchor line question - guess maybe I should post it separately to get some response. I am on the verge of ordering the 8 strand plait, but part of me says just buy 3 strand twist and replace every couple of years. Any thoughts??

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          [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/697293=29001-waxed.JPG[/img]

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            trode wrote:
            Now on to the anchor line question - guess maybe I should post it separately to get some response. I am on the verge of ordering the 8 strand plait, but part of me says just buy 3 strand twist and replace every couple of years. Any thoughts??

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            I switched to 8 plait about 2 years ago. My trouble was space ( I wanted more rode) and the 3 strand was always jamming in the windlass. Not anything major but it was PIA.I was able to splice the new 8 plait onto my existing chain, but it aint pretty. in hindsight I would have either just bought it with a new chain or had someplace splice it for me.That said the 8 plait is wayyyy better. It lays alot flatter allowing me to fit more in the locker. It never tangles or knots or jams the windlass.I got mine here:http://"http://www.secosouth.com/mm5...m_anchor_rodes

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              #7
              Boy, you combined some very different questions. I'd not do that if I were you. This thread is sure to go all over the place.

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                trode wrote:


                Now on to the anchor line question - I am on the verge of ordering the 8 strand plait, but part of me says just buy 3 strand twist and replace every couple of years. Any thoughts??
                After several years of my new 3 strand going in/out of my gypsy, it no longer runs without at least one or two glitches per outing.

                It's very frustrating when our Windlass's should be as hands-free as possible.

                So I've also considered the 8 plait line, and may go with it soon. That, or all chain rode.... but that does add some weight!

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                Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                  Abigayle III wrote:
                  Maguires flagship premium wax or Collinite fiberglass wax. I like the collinite shine and it lasts longer but you need a very clean and smooth hull to apply it on or removing it is a huge job....
                  +1 on the Maguires flagship premium wax.

                  Use 3M Restorer and Wax to start, then the Maguires. Best combo I've found...
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                  1989 Bayliner 3270

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