Mair riding turns than a rodeo

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sahona
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Mair riding turns than a rodeo

Postby sahona » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:12 pm

I had occasion to visit the masthead today. SWMBO facilitates this by winding me up on the anchor windlass (electric). On this boat, we have a new Lofrans which is a 'kin menace. The knurling on the drum is so grippy, that the rope can't slip sideways to make foom for the new turn, which of course starts to pile. When you're halfway to Paradise you don't need to be told to "hang on a minute" every turn of the winch.
The last boat had an ancient SL 519 with a shallow, rounded, smooth drum which never went wrong in this way. I think I'll prematurely age the new one before my next ascension.
Anyone else care to comment?
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Postby claymore » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:16 pm

Yes, I'll comment - ye daft sod. Leave that sort of stuff to younger fitter fellers otherwise your day of ascension may well come sooner than you'd like.
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Postby sahona » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:44 am

But ma whurlie wisnae, sae the frichtmeeter didnae, sae uhidtae no?

Don't consider the mast a problem,(the last one was 60'), and I can hold my own (dry) weight, but I suspect the windlass will crash a rope under any load situation, so I'll need to investigate. ( you've got the same beast I think!)
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Postby claymore » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:16 pm

Lofrans it is but I've only used the chain end not the rope drum.
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Postby sahona » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Funny that, John. I've only used the rope side for non-anchor jobs ~ like pulling boats together against the elements etc. and of course, mast-upping. It's a thought though, it may be difficult just when you need it most.
As to your other innuendo - today I must confess I am inundated with messages from muscle-groups I had totally forgotten about... which of course, will explain bouts of cramp over next weekend. Nothing to do with bloodstream contaminants, you understand...
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Postby claymore » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:32 pm

So long as yer willie can keep pointing north, thats all that matters
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Postby sahona » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:23 am

:D :D

It's been guiding me for years....
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