Making a Windlass Leak Catchment
|A plastic trash bag over the windlass works to keep the rainwater out |
but it doesn't look very professional. It also won't hep much
keeping the water out when the anchor chain is retrieved
|The leaking rainwater actually drips form the gear housing (at the red arrow).|
|I preferred fiberglass tubing for the drain pipe due to |
ease of fastening it to the catchment trough.
|After the drain pipe was attached I smother out the internal |
transition suing epoxy with West #407 filler.
|The completed catchment trough is shown here after priming it with KILZ. |
This is the position in which it will be installed, with the drain tube
going through the forward bulkhead into the anchor locker.
|After priming I painted the catchment trough with some coral color paint |
that we had left over from painting our spice rack in the galley.