Monday, April 25, 2016
The angle drive had worked lose, same as previous. This time I had the proper degrease cleaner and proper Loctite and Permatex sealant/thread locker on board. Again text and voice coaching from Scotty (Scott Wiley Marine Services) and we had this puppy apart, cleaned up, reassembled and ready to install.
I must admit, the inner workings of this winch are impressive, looks very robust to me.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
I always wondered how the boat would behave in a sea of 4-5', with a total loss of power. Surprisingly quite well. We tested Sylken Sea during our fishing trip. We intentionally shut the boat down and did some drift fishing in 4-5' seas. The sail boat crowd did not even flinch. For us it was like Bequia and Friendly bay at anchor when the swell moves in.