14-3.6. The manual method of operating the winch, when selected, may be used to allow anchor to free-fall. This is not
recommended. Anchor cannot be manually retrieved with this system. With two ship service generators providing
electrical power, a manual backup system with full capability is not considered necessary.
14-3.7. Each winch cable passes through a fairleader before attaching to the anchor. This prevents the anchor cable
from becoming entangled with other equipment on the weatherdeck.
14-3.8. Anchoring and mooring system components are listed in Tables 14-1 and 14-2.
Table 14-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for Anchor, Mooring, & Towing Equipment
Q - Quarterly
S - Semiannually
A - Annually
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D W M Q S A
Be sure electrical power is OFF before per-
forming maintenance or repair on this sys-
tem. OPEN circuit breakers. Redtag circuit
breakers or motor controller with
"WARNING - DO NOT ACTIVATE. REPAIRS
BEING MADE." Observe safety precautions
listed at the beginning of this manual and in
a. Visually check each anchor, exposed
cable and connections, fairleader, and
anchor winch for damage (all items
located on weatherdeck). If damaged,
notify shift leader or bargemaster so
repairs can be made. If not operational,
modify anchoring procedures to adjust
for nonfunctioning anchor winch.
b. Use grease gun with extender to lubri-
cate each winch and fairleader as fol-
1) Eight grease fittings on fairleader
(two on each of four rollers).