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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I'm also thinking along those lines. A twisting shaft in a key slot, type of thing, rather than a threaded nut though, I think, because I want to be able to undo it and do it up very quickly and easily, and without tools.

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    Balia had a fitting a bit like that in her foredeck. Almost like a bayonet light fitting but not quite in her case. In fact the way it's configured I've never been able to work out what the heck it was for. I suspect a removable bowsprit as the stem fitting has a round thing in it, cranse iron? And this fitting was directly behind that. But it's not quite like a bayonet fitting. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Hatch dog in the top of the cover that latches onto the windlass itself.
    Pin through the side of the cover into the windlass.
    You aren't going to kick the windlass itself, glue a coaming on the deck opposite the hinge side or 3 sides close up as practical, hardwood , pin or latch into that.
    Thanks, I think latching onto the windlass itself would be tricky as the windlass has all smooth, curvy edges. But a tab or coaming next to the windlass, inside the cover is another idea I've been thinking about too. I'm still not sure how to secure a pin or pins though, in a neat way. Maybe a little coaming with a tab that comes through the cover and a barrel bolt on the cover? The next step will be sitting the cover in place on the boat and looking at toe-damage-proof options, I think.

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    Screenshot_2020-04-17-09-31-10.jpg

    Some sort of variant on this fitted to the hatch cover. I assume it's a vertical windlass, you could cut a new latch plate that tucked into or above the gypsy.
    Or a coaming.

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    Rick, nice GRP work.
    Are you planning to use a pair of these the separating hinges on one side of the cover https://www.whitestarproducts.co.nz/...ng-hinges.html

    Then use another one on the opposite side to hold the cover down

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    Deck mounted sliding bolts?
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil C View Post
    Rick, nice GRP work.
    Are you planning to use a pair of these the separating hinges on one side of the cover https://www.whitestarproducts.co.nz/...ng-hinges.html

    Then use another one on the opposite side to hold the cover down
    Yes, they're the hinges I've ordered. So, I haven't actually seen these hinges yet but, are you saying that I could have hinges on each side, and just pull the pin on one side to release? I'll wait til they arrive and see if that could work. Could be a good option! Unfortunate that they're the most expensive bloody hinges on the planet! I don't mind if I end up with spares though as I'll also be using them for the companionway ladder I'm building soon.

    I like the idea of the hinges on each side as I want the cover to be secure and strong. The old windlass was a nuisance in the bow but it also served as something to brace against. I've over-built the new cover so that it's strong enough to serve that purpose. The sides have 6 layers of 450g double bias glass and the rest has 5 layers. It's roomy enough to beef it up more by laying more glass inside if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Screenshot_2020-04-17-09-31-10.jpg

    Some sort of variant on this fitted to the hatch cover. I assume it's a vertical windlass, you could cut a new latch plate that tucked into or above the gypsy.
    Or a coaming.
    I think I could make that work but I just don't think it would be secure enough. If the pins in the separating hinges I'm getting aren't too fiddly then I think I might go with Neil's suggestion of hinges on both sides. The pins are spring loaded so they don't detach.

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    I think you should completely rebuild the foredeck. Go for a flush deck with the winch recessed. Build a self draining anchor locker below. 😜

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    That's a great idea of Neils. Got em in three places on Riada. That general type of latch pictured is what's used on anchor wells so I think if you select out the best of the type it'll be secure . The worst that can happen is you lose the hatch but the boat isn't compromised eh.
    A lanyard on the hatch would be good security for that o crap I just kicked it over the side moment.

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    These are a quality classic bronze Kiwi designed hinge , been around for many years, the spring loaded captive pin enables them to be separated. They are left and right handed , so sold as a pair.

    You will remember the quality long after you forget the price !!
    Last edited by Neil C; 04-16-2020 at 06:01 PM.

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    Speaking for myself I would want my windlass to be securely mounted to my foredeck. Then again not everyone has enough confidence in the mounting integrity of their windlass and foredeck or is brave enough to attempt lifting what amounted to well over half a ton when setting WB mooring block.

    I find I rarely use my windlass and in my opinion it can be eliminated altogether with powered vessels that are able to break out an anchor providing one is still able to utilise 5/16” high tensile chain consisting of no more than 75 feet.

    Just check your depth sounder and don’t commit the rookie error of attempting to anchor in 25 meters of water because with the combined weight of your anchor you will get a good work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Balia had a fitting a bit like that in her foredeck. Almost like a bayonet light fitting but not quite in her case. In fact the way it's configured I've never been able to work out what the heck it was for. I suspect a removable bowsprit as the stem fitting has a round thing in it, cranse iron? And this fitting was directly behind that. But it's not quite like a bayonet fitting. Weird.

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    Maybe an attachment point for a removable inner forestay with one of those T shaped fittings on the end and a highfield lever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Maybe an attachment point for a removable inner forestay with one of those T shaped fittings on the end and a highfield lever?
    Don't thing so. She originally had twin forestays for Tradewinds sailing, and a fixed inner. Good thought though. I'll see if I have the fitting here at home. It really makes no sense to me.

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    Curiouser and curiouser. It's pretty robust and not small. Maybe 4 inches diameter and 6 inches deep. 1 inch tube. I now see it was bunged up with a champagne cork, wrapped in electrical tape, with some white sealant blobbed on top. It never filled with water because that all just fell out when I explored it with a screwdriver. There's some sort of thread in one side of the relief on the top plate. And the hole midway down the tube is threaded, as though to take a grub screw. I'm still thinking removable bowsprit. It was positioned just in front of the Sampson post. You can see in the last photo the stem head fitting with a nice round hole which could well take a bowsprit.

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    Could it be the remains of a capstan winch?

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    I don't think so. I think she's always had an electric winch behind the Sampson post.

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    And there were no telltale blanked off holes or anything like that nearby.

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    Bugger. Tapatalk says I've reached the maximum images I can upload for the month without handing over cash.

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    Boy, accessing the forum on a browser is no fun. Here's the rest of my anchor winch. It's a big mutha
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    Hmmmm, since it probably isn't a holder for a beach umbrella, I give up. Looks like we'll have to ask Siri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    That's a great idea of Neils. Got em in three places on Riada. That general type of latch pictured is what's used on anchor wells so I think if you select out the best of the type it'll be secure . The worst that can happen is you lose the hatch but the boat isn't compromised eh.
    A lanyard on the hatch would be good security for that o crap I just kicked it over the side moment.
    Yes, I'd already ordered one pair so when they arrive I'll just check for ease of use then order another pair if that's okay. Lanyard's a good idea!

    Rick

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    A (minor) miracle and the power of Youtube.
    I just made a really good cup of coffee at home. Ta daaaaah! I'm not exaggerating. When it comes to food, especially coffee, I am my harshest critic. It really is good! Albeit, according to my taste, which is possibly pretty ordinary ..... But I'm declaring this a win!

    Rick

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    Congratulations

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    Ever the optimist I started fitting out a new mast today……….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Congratulations

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Ever the optimist I started fitting out a new mast today……….
    How is that optimistic? I mean, what's the plan?

    And with the greatest respect, Jeff, you haven't really sounded very optimistic at all lately! And that seems out of character so I'm really glad to see that optimism!!

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    No boat stuff from me but I've finished that bit of stone retaining wall...but the landscaping goes on.
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    So fresh from the creek they are still wet.

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    The two top steps are sections of old pig trough.
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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Ever the optimist I started fitting out a new mast today……….
    You have an Opti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    No boat stuff from me but I've finished that bit of stone retaining wall...but the landscaping goes on.
    IMG_3000.jpg
    So fresh from the creek they are still wet.

    IMG_3001.jpg
    IMG_3004.jpg

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    The two top steps are sections of old pig trough.
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    Looks good! Hard to beat natural stone!

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    I love it and after the last flood some very good stone has been uncovered. I get a kick out of working with it, particularly in dry stone construction.
    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Giant jigsaw.

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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    What a load of junk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    How is that optimistic? I mean, what's the plan?

    so I'm really glad to see that optimism!!

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    Friday must have been a day for all around optimism ,I booked my next haul out for June 5th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Friday must have been a day for all around optimism ,I booked my next haul out for June 5th.
    Even if the lockdown remains in place by then, can't you still haul out? Or would you not be permitted to sail over to the yard?

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