Lid removed

With the windlass mounted on the lid, the chain will be able to have a full fall into the well

With the windlass mounted on the lid, the chain will be able to have a full fall into the well

2 thoughts on “Lid removed

  1. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your widlass installation. It lookks like you’ve done very nearly what i have planned for my. ALBERG 29. Can i ask you a few questions that may help me to move foreward.
    What size of boat is yours?
    Did you epoxy the plywood reinforcement to the bottom side of the windlass half of the hatch?
    Have you had any subsequent issues or new modifications to your original design?
    What would you have done differently if you were doing this again?

    Looking forward to your insight.
    – Steve
    S/V Crystal Morning

  2. Hi Steve,

    Serendipity was a 1989 Sabre 34′. We epoxy sealed the plywood under the locker and used colloidal Silica thickened epoxy with a small amount of chopped glass to glue to the underside of the lid. The plywood extended past the lid and was through bolted to the hatch cover and deck’s lip to create one solid piece. We used the windlass multiple times to kedge the boat (a lot of sideways force) and had zero movement in the mount. It turned out to be an extremely strong structure. I wouldn’t hesitate to do this again on a future boat.

    Matt

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