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Wench vs Winch
« on: October 26, 2017, 11:57:50 AM »
My attention has been directed to the differentiation between a wench and a winch...

A winch is one of those devices you use to lift anchors, secure boats onto trailers, raise crab pots... while a wench, on the other hand, has a completely different use.  Probably would not work well as a winch at all.   In literature you may see reference to a wench as follows:

"The Wench at the pub brought us two pints...  Webster says: "...a young woman who is a servant."   I am sure you can imagine other references for the use of a wench, however, this is a 'family' site and further details probably will not be necessary..

Just wanted to clear the air...   :jester:

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 03:20:20 PM »
You just HAD to say something, didn't you  Russ???????   :facepalm:   :biggrin:   I knew somebody would but start a whole new thread??  Oh well, keep on moderating.......................
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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 03:36:10 PM »
Been seeing anchor wenches discussed for years...  Been looking for one to put on my boat, but, so far, been unable to find one   :biggrin:

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 03:48:21 PM »
Winch or wench, can't either be on board??
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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 04:03:59 PM »
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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 01:41:44 PM »

Treat your wench with care and you will get many years of service. High maintenance is required lest you risk dangerous consequences. Be careful of an unsuspected wack if your wench is wound too tight.

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 04:55:00 PM »
Treat em nice and they'll hold your pistol  - if not you'll likely ride the anchor-  Winch or not

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 06:07:11 PM »
ARR ARR ARR!
I believe we are seeing your and Judy's best look!
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Offline beancounter

Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 03:33:08 PM »
Probably Greg photoshopping again Mark. Doubt his pistol is that big.

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 06:38:46 PM »
Uh, oh.  Bean's in a mood!!!  :jester:
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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 07:08:04 PM »
Busted. 
OK, that pic was from 3 years ago at the Commodore's Ball. 
Here's one from last Friday's Bingo night- she brought her own pistol.

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 07:26:31 PM »
She's getting cuter and you're getting an eye patch!
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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 04:05:57 PM »
At our age the more we can cover the better. Looks like fun there Greg and Judy.

Offline dw

Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 05:47:48 PM »
I had an anchor wench, but then 30 some years ago I married her. Now, I'm the anchor wench.  :shrug9:

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #14 on: Today at 09:06:23 PM »
She's getting cuter and you're getting an eye patch!

OK, but check out my sundial timepiece....  works under a yard light too  :wink:

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Re: Wench vs Winch
« Reply #15 on: Today at 09:16:37 PM »
Wasn't that patch on your other eye in the last picture???   :stirthepot:

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