Windlass lock key collection of lock windlasses. We were determined to find a solution to make boating a generally more pleasurable and less strenuous.
Windlass have also been used in gold mining.
Lock windlass. Lockmaster windlass easy to use lock key the lockmaster windlass tackles stiff lock paddles that can turn a pleasurable day cruising the beautiful canals of england and wales into an exhausting battle. About the go windlass team. Returns returns policy which applies to products purchased from us.
A windlass also variously lock handle iron or simply key is a detachable crank used for opening lock paddles the word does not refer to the winding mechanism itself. With a chain stopper in place load can be transferred to the stopper once the anchor is completely up and the tension eased from the windlass. Mini authentic brass canal lock key windlass which is a mini version of a much larger lock key winder used to open and close the locks on the canal.
Rakes are for clearing trash out of the lock. The chain stopper or anchor lock is a fail safe to prevent anchor free fall at any point while the anchor is in the raised position. Canal lock windlass alloy fixed handle standard w.
The handle used to open locks on the uk s inland waterways is called a windlass. For sale a rare bronze windlass lock key. Canal lock windlass rotating handle nova long throw win002nova.
Used british waterways lock key handle windlass long throw increased leverage lightweight aluminium. During our time cruising the canals we noted that inummerable people wrestled with opening and closing the lock paddles using a conventional windlass or canal lock key. We are leicestershire based narrowboat enthusiasts.
The oldest description of a well windlass a rotating wooden rod installed across the mouth of a well is found in isidore of seville s c. A metal l shaped tool with a square socket at one end used for operating the paddles on lock gates. Welcome to the go windlass web site the go windlass is a canal lock key designed to ease the operating of lock paddles on the inland waterways across england and wales.
Canal lock windlass rotating handle nova short or long throw win003nova. 1 x dunton double plus canal lock aluminium windlass new old stock narrowboat. This is for use on the small size square shafts on the canal lock gates bridges etc.
The go windlass is a ratchet windlass with an assured action which is strong easy to use and is designed to fit standard tapered spindles on the inland waterways. Windlass can be used to raise water from a well. Canal lock windlass alloy fixed handle standard.
560 636 origenes xx 15 1 3. Made entirely in britain this ratchet windlass is strong and easy to use. Also known as a lock key an essential narrowboat piece of equipment.
It is also needed to save strain on the pawl gearing inside the windlass.