The same network will connect to and command the anchor windlass and countless other remote controlled devices.
We find much of the wreck intact, including windlass , railings and the entrances to the cargo holds.
In addition to daily instruction from Captain and crew, the kids haul on lines, work the windlass to raise the anchor, and take responsibility for many tasks in the daily operation of the vessel.
As draw weights increased, new methods and devices for spanning had to be employed, which included the cord and pulley, belt claw, ‘goat's foot ’, bending lever, cranequin and windlass .
I have a windlass on my boat and my best friend (who incidentally docks right next to me) tells me that I am lazy for using it.
A large windlass , connected to a pair of thick chains, was hooked both to the door and a set of large counter weights a few feet inside the passage.
In my own case it was the anchor windlass - ancient, boxily ugly, and right in my line of sight from the helm.
Celia Fiennes, on her tour by horseback in the 1690s, noted near Beaudesert ‘the coal pits where they were digging, they drew up the coal in baskets with a little wheel, or windlass , like a well’.
On the small foredeck there is an anchor windlass and anchor storage as well as excellent access for handling ground tackle and bow lines.
The anchor windlass is located in a foredeck locker to keep it out of the way when not needed.