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    manuel salazar
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    Windlass capacity

    Post by manuel salazar on Fri May 29, 2015 8:06 pm

    Can somebody  inform me on the maximum bow draw weight that can be pulled with a windlass?

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    Re: Windlass capacity

    Post by c sitas on Sat May 30, 2015 8:17 am

    Manuael, If you look at any of the medival winches,they will tip you off that they will pull some pretty serious weight . I make mine with a double block setup. I'm pulling 250# with one bow with hardly no effort. It takes more effort to tend the bow and keep it upright. The heavier you build the winch , the more you could SAFELY pull. One has to use your head here.

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    Re: Windlass capacity

    Post by manuel salazar on Sat May 30, 2015 8:46 pm

    Thank you for your comments. Do you developed the winch, or you boght the drawings, where?

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    Re: Windlass capacity

    Post by c sitas on Sun May 31, 2015 1:39 pm

    Manual,  I just made the winch from looking at [pictures. It's not that hard.I made the main take up pulleys out of delrin, which readily gotten on ebay. An easy way to make the ratchet is to buy a small chin drive sprocket, like for  a number 35 chain. It can also be hand filed easily.

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    Re: Windlass capacity

    Post by manuel salazar on Sun May 31, 2015 4:02 pm

    Thank you Tinkerer, next week I will begin making it

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    Re: Windlass capacity

    Post by c sitas on Sun May 31, 2015 4:22 pm

    Manuel; If you get stuck on something  ,just hollar.

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