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As some of you know, I was having trouble in closing my sliding roof on Pandora - Lynton 33 - due to the roof having no counter balance or mech. assistance.

So After some thought I have now made a hand winch to help close the roof.

The picture below shows what it is like and it is fitted above the hatch leading into the galley area.

If any one wants to have a look then call me as I am about on the river on the "odd days"   tounge-in-cheek


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That looks like a very professional job - one slight reservation - not a steel cable but what appears to be a nylon rope - will it be prone to stretching after some use. If it retains it,s integrity then bully for you, I have in the past had minor abrasions to my hands caused by worn steel cables and if your method works well perhaps some of the hire yards will take note.
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The weight of the roof is just too much to pull it back comfortably but I have done it by myself.  The rope is OK as a steel rope was a bit of an over kill for the weight.   The winch is a 5 - 1 ratio but I can use the direct part easily and do not need the reduction side.
So not a lot of strain on the rope at all.

Even Daphne can manage it.  



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Well done.

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Just come back from the boat after refitting the winch now it is painted.


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Paul. Will that not foul the canopy when it's winched
back? On most sliding canopies, when in the full back
position, it usually lays on the rear cabin roof?
Just a thought, but hopefully you will have checked that  Gasp

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Thanks Bill, but I have checked it and there is still plenty of clearance - I was suprised just how much, but the front of the roof is higher than the rear so as it comes back the clearance is about the same as you see it now in the closed position.


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Pink would only match Daphnes eyes so that wouldn't do.   lol



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Thanks nasl for the PM. Very neat solution. My son has just survived
his first winter on Byron and we can now remove the various lenghts and diameters of foam pipe lagging that have kept most of the drafts out of the cabin!. We can now put our minds to checking and cleaning out the canopy rollers, any advise on this operation would be appreciated. When last tried back in the autumn opening and closing the canopy was a two man job.
Does anyone have any prior knowledge of our boat Byron. We can go back to about 2008, someone may have seen her about.





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