Info needed: Hand Operated Windlass

Discussion in 'For Sale & Wanted' started by Waterboy, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Waterboy

    Waterboy ExCommunicated

    Does anyone know where to find a good hand-operated windlass or windlass-construction plans for deep wells to use with a well bucket?
  2. PamsPride

    PamsPride edirPsmaP

    Didn't you already start a thread about this???? :scratch

  3. JustCliff

    JustCliff Supporting Member

    Use an old bicycle. Cut th front off in front of the seat post, turn it upside down and had a pipe the same size as the seat post in th ground or on a stand. Remove the rear tire from the rim and there you go. "Pedal" the bike with your hands while the rope is wrapped around the rim 1 1/2 times. The rope will feed to the ground while you pull up your bucket. You will also have brakes when you bring it to the top. Just use a bunji cord or screen door spring to hold the crank arm when you get to where you want to stop.
  4. Waterboy

    Waterboy ExCommunicated

    Thanks Cliff. That is a good option.