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    Posted: 09 January 2018 at 10:14am
Hi All,

I have a clutched electric windlass fitted to the front of my boat, currently when at anchor the rode is held only by the gypsy. Now I am fairly sure there should be either a Samson post or cleat there to take the load off of the windlass.

I have looked at all of the Marlin 6's with factory fit windlass's and none of them have a post or cleat.

I am not happy leaving it at anchor solely on the windlass, Ideally for me would be one of the pop up stainless cleats would be the neatest option as there isn't much space to put a post.

I am going to check the lay-up but my question is would you guys think a cleat would be sufficient or would a post really be the only option?

Thanks for your help
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either or I reckon   make sure   you   use   a backing   plate   rather   than relying on just washers   I normally shape up a piece of 6mm ally the   same size as to whatever fitting you use
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Post fitted correctly (As Per Ray's statement)

Then you can pull rope through, tie off.
(Also provides a towing point) although one would hope that would never be needed.

You are right.... The weight on the windlass will not be good for it.
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