Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mounting the new winch

Mounted my new winch, had to drill a few new holes but it went smoother than I expected. Was supposed to do a few more jobs but it got too cold.... Winter is coming, last night we had almost freezing temperatures, so soon it will be time to pack her up for winter. I still have hopes for a few nice sailing days in October though.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

New winch!

My new winch has arrived, it is made in France and is called Goliath. It is rated to 700kg so a lot bigger than I need but I am hoping that it will turn out to be sturdier than the old one....
Naturally the footprint is quite different than the old so I will have to modify the trailer a little.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Buoy and winch

Yesterday my dad visited so we decided to go for a little row and 'launch' (or maybe it should be 'sink') the mooring buoy.

When we were retrieving the boat we found that the winch on the trailer have been worn out (some of the teeth on the winch drum) despite only having been used maybe 10-15 time (rubbish!!!!). So now I need to find a new winch, turning out to be an expensive hobby..... ;)

So today I removed the old winch and measured the footprint to see if I can find a new that does not require me to drill new holes.