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Trawler Skills – Windlass Operation


In this video, Jeff demonstrates some of the important details to consider and demonstrates some key features of a vertical windlass aboard a Nordhavn 57.

Anchors are heavy and chain rode can be difficult to manage. Your windlass is a powerful piece of machinery that can greatly assist you in setting and retrieving your anchor.

Whether your windlass is a horizontal or vertical configuration, most of the same principles apply and safe operating of this type of machinery requires your full attention and understanding.

There are many more subjects about windlasses to discuss, we expect to present some more anchor, chain and windlass tips in future installments.

Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc.