anchor windlass


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anchor windlass

[′aŋ·kər ‚wind·ləs]
(naval architecture)
A machine, generally located on the forecastle head of a ship, designed to raise or lower an anchor; it consists of a horizontal barrel that is fitted with gearlike projections that engage the links of the anchor chain, and is turned by steam or electrical power. Also known as windlass.
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Work will include inspection of the propeller shaft and stern tube, bow thruster repairs, installation of the cloropac unit, upgrades to the electronic chart display and information system radar, underwater hull cleaning and painting, modification to the anchor windlass foundation and removal, repair and re-installation of hazardous material containers.
The deck has been kept clean; mooring cleats are Yachting Development's pop up style cleats; the anchor windlass is tucked away underneath a hatch on the foredeck, and the anchor itself is a submarine style anchor that drops out from the underside of the hull so there is no visible sign that the yacht is at anchor except for the anchor ball in the fore triangle.
Anchor Windlass One McElroy MDW-1250SVH double Wildcat.
Each 75m vessel will feature a MacGregor equipment package comprising a number of auxiliary winches such as anchor windlass, capstans and tugger winches, a single deck crane and a bulk handling system.