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I have a windless made by Good. On my anchor there is about six feet of chain, and then it goes to line. My question is should you have to tie up the line to a cleat after I let it out, or should the windless be able to hold anchor by it self without tying to a cleat?
 

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Check to see if the windless is thru-bolted first. XO's is and uses all chain and I obviously can't cleat it......and it holds just fine.

Good Luck!!!

XO
 

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windless has always held mine. I love my windless. friends have me anchor first then they raft off of me cuz its so eassy and adjustable
 

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I also have a Goode windless, holds fine on its own. If you ever replace the line, make sure you don't try to put too much line in the locker, the windless needs about a 12" or so free fall of the line, on the locker side of the windless, to work properly.
 

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I rely on just the windlass in light conditions, but prefer to tie off the line when overnighting or in windy conditions.

QUOTE(Waldawg @ Jun 17 2009, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My windless works great. It called the woman to blame...

Your windlass is very easy on the eyes!


But, mine has an OFF button.
J/K!!!
 

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QUOTE(Away Point @ Jun 17 2009, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I rely on just the windlass in light conditions, but prefer to tie off the line when overnighting or in windy conditions.

QUOTE(Waldawg @ Jun 17 2009, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My windless works great. It called the woman to blame...

Your windlass is very easy on the eyes!


But, mine has an OFF button.
J/K!!!


You guys are cracking me up.

Waldawg better watch cuz his better half reads the board. AP is safe because his better half doesn't know what he says.

 

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QUOTE(Tig's Toy @ Jun 17 2009, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Away Point @ Jun 17 2009, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I rely on just the windlass in light conditions, but prefer to tie off the line when overnighting or in windy conditions.

QUOTE(Waldawg @ Jun 17 2009, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>My windless works great. It called the woman to blame...

Your windlass is very easy on the eyes!


But, mine has an OFF button.
J/K!!!


You guys are cracking me up.

Waldawg better watch cuz his better half reads the board. AP is safe because his better half doesn't know what he says.



 
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