|Using the paper template that came with the new windlass as a guide, I made a base plate out of StarBoard.|
|This is what the base of the windlass look like. The housing that holds the gypsy and mounting studs is cast aluminum and the back cover, where the Lewmar sticker is located is composite material.|
|Windlass with the gasket installed.|
|Woody checks the fit of the new base plate on the windlass.|
After making sure the base and windlass fit together, it was time to mount the base plate into the anchor locker. I applied a bead of 3M 4000 around the perimeter and the holes, carefully pressed it into position and allowed it to cure.
|Base plate is bonded in place with 3M semi-permanent adhesive.|