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mudfinder

RO# 33671

Posted - Mar 19 2015 :  22:27:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This will be the next logical upgrade for my 24' Stingray. anybody installed one before? is this a do it yourself project? or, anybody know a good place to get a quote? TIA...

Homeport: Tower Park

sugilbert

RO# 3854



Posted - Mar 20 2015 :  08:52:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your very first consideration is whether you have an anchor locker, under where the windlass will be, that is deep enough to handle 7 times the length of rode you'll need for the deepest you'll ever anchor.
If so, it is a fairly easy install. Hint: get wiring at least 1 size larger than mfgr. recommends.


Steve
"L'Chiam" 29' 2000 Regal Commodore 2660 (2765) T/4.3 Alphas

Homeport: Michigan City/South Bend, IN Go to Top of Page

mudfinder

RO# 33671

Posted - Mar 21 2015 :  22:40:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I do have a rope locker. I saw a picture of someone with the same boat as mine. They installed one on the locker cover. it has a vertical motor in the hatch. I am thinking this is a lot of stress (maybe too much stress) on the hatch hinges? I guess it is working for them...


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