zmk1962

Installing an Anchor Drum Winch in my Haines Hunter 635L

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Hey Raiders,

Lately I have been quieter than usual on the forum as I have been very busy finishing off my anchor drum winch installation project to get my boat ready for summer.

In general I found there was a lot of information out there on how to install an anchor winch but I found it was more geared toward alloy craft.  So I collected photos as I made my way through the project and have now assembled it into a short video - a basic summary of how I installed an anchor drum winch in my fiberglass hull boat. 

A very big thanks to Marty for all the tips/pointers and contacts for the fiberglass work. Fiberglassing was a totally new experience for me.

Hope this helps someone else contemplating how to go about it.

Cheers.

Zoran

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Wow Zoran. 

you have done a great job on the glassing , fabrication and installation.

it will make your boating and fishing trips a pleasure, and saves you from being in an uncomfortable position pulling anchors in rain or in a lumpy swell.

saves the backaches as well,😊

Cool video too.👍

Glad to help. 🙂

Cheers Marty

 

Edited by Trailcraft43

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Thanks Marty and Peterbylsma....  can't wait for the winds to die down to get the tub out !  Looking forward to using it.  Really hope this gives me the edge to give the flatties and reds a really tough time .... he he he.

Cheers

Zoran

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Fantastic "How-to-Video" zmk1962

Very well thought out, planned out and fitted ..!!

Nice Small Modifications as well .... 

Neat, very neat ... 

Now as you said , find a "Deap Drop", and let the anchor rope out, and wind it all back on ...

Just remember to motor up to the anchor as you wind it in.. less stress on the motor ...

Well Done

Great_White

 

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Thanks guys. It was a satisfying project. Hope to get out on Monday for a sea trial (and fish!!). 

Cheers

Zoran

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Good stuff Zoran.

looking forward to the news on how it goes.

i bet you will wish you had one years ago when you think back on pulling anchors in bad weather n cold conditions etc.

cheers marty

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So we went out yesterday for that sea trial .... man-o-man... all I can say is "why didn't I get a winch sooner". Anchored several times at varying depths in the Hawkesbury 7m - 15m  and several times out past Barrenjoey around 30m ... it's just effortless. If you're not happy how the boat came up against the mark just lift and shift at the press of a button.

Now I just have to turn the investment into fish as yesterday there were no fish to speak off. No keepers. Just juvenile flatties and pinkies and one lonely eel under the Brooklyn rail bridge. But for once I didn't mind. Guess I was just happy (distracted?) playing with my winch.

Cheers

Zoran

 

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😊

sounds like you more had fun playing with the winch than fishing Zoran.

i can imagine how much easier it made life,

im investing in one soon.

Cheers marty

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