Anchor System

The original anchor winch failed during the delivery trip in December 2013. When the anchor winch was dismantled it was found to be completely destroyed. All the gears and shafts were broken, teeth sheared off and bearings destroyed.

Original Anchor winch set-up Jan 2014
Original Anchor winch set-up Jan 2014

No spare parts were able to be sourced so a complete set of gears, shafts and mountings were manufactured from scratch.

New gears shafts and bearings
New gears shafts and bearings
Rebuilding drive mechanism on new base
Rebuilding drive mechanism on new base

The housing was repaired and the new workings installed. A new 24V winch motor was installed and a new battery system made and installed in the focsal.

A new frame structure was made onto which the winch was mounted. The frame has easy access panels on both sides. It was galvanised, installed and then painted with two part epoxy paint.

The main anchor chain was removed and replaced with four shots (112 meters) of new 22 mm stud link chain.

Original anchor chain Jan 2014
Original anchor chain Jan 2014

The old main anchor was also removed and replaced with a new 160 kg  Rexel No.19 galvanised anchor, manufactured by Anchor Right in Victoria. The better of the two original anchors was kept on board as a spare.

The chain locker was cleaned and sanded and then lined with high density fibreglass grating to protect the hull and to aid drainage. The locker will ultimately be divided in two and another 112 meters of chain added for the second anchor.

New lined anchor locker Dec 2015
New lined anchor locker Dec 2015

The original hawse pipes were removed from the hull and reconditioned. Worn steel was replaced and new mounting plated manufactured. The surrounding wood work was repaired and resealed and the hawse pipes returned with new fastenings.

At the first opportunity a new system will be installed where the anchors will be brought up into the hull through a newly positioned hawse system.

 

 

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