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Project: Windlass


This page describes C34 owners' windlass projects and upgrades.
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Dinghy Tow

We recently purchased a new Catalina MKII 34' - "White Orchid" will be   heading south Fall '98.  She came standard with a Maxwell Windlass (rope   only - gypsy modification for chain will be in by Spring).  To hoist my   dinghy aboard, I merely take the spinnaker halyard that is plenty long, run it forward rather than aft to the cockpit, through a snap shackle block attached to the furler  base, and around the windlass drum.  The windlass handles 200#s, so it will raise the dinghy easily.  With this approach, you  don't need to buy a "Dinghy Tow" (Gus Trometer).

Important: The opinions expressed here are those of the individual contributors to this page, and not those of the Catalina 34 National Association or Catalina Yachts, Inc. Additionally, this material has not been reviewed by Catalina Yachts, Inc. for technical accuracy. This page's maintainer cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or the desirability of suggested modifications or upgrades. Please obtain assistance from a competent marine mechanic or boatyard prior to making any significant modifications to your vessel.   

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