Windlass? Who needs a windlass?
What’s owning a boat without a bit of repair work to keep things interesting? Since we left Hog Island for Carriacou last week, we have been raising and lowering our anchor by muscle power alone. I know, I know… another opportunity for exercise.
Notice anything missing?
The repair process begins.
Disassembly required the use of bigger and bigger hammers!
With the help of our friend Ben from the boat Midnight anchored beside us, I finally got the case apart.
The exploded diagram in the documentation is next to useless.
The bits and pieces, all cleaned up. We found a broken washer inside and some slightly stripped threads on a gear shaft. Oh, and a mystery dowel which we just found on the ground. Not quite sure where that goes yet. 🙂
To be continued…