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I think they leave them raw to keep the cost down. A customer of mine painted his with some of that hammer finish paint.
ED painted up.jpg

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I see you as a guy who appreciates teal. Hell, I'll even throw in some matching dock lines for ya
 

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That thing looks nice !
Kind of crazy they leave they raw if you ask me, then add in a bunch of different metals(aluminum, bronze & stainless) & salt water, not a good combination and after only a few years they are all corroded !

Just about any hauler you buy has a mix of metals, mine is all stainless but the knife is bronze attached with stainless bolts and it has a set of those galvanized liners in it. Paint yours up nice and add a set of stainless discs, you'll have the gearbox and motor hidden so most of the rust problem will go away. I've been thinking about having the local canvas guy sew up some covers for the ED's, something with a bungee to hold it on. If i ever get them done i'll make sure to post some pictures of them.
 

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Do you guys still haul your anchor with a Polly ball and then use the hauler to retrieve the set up. Or do you haul the anchor like it is a windlass, no ball?
 

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Ball haul strickly back up now....like yesterday hauler no go...Ronnie jinxed me now I gotta paint it too.........lol:eek:
 

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Funny you mention the gear box.
Tag on them says they were made @ Boston Gear.
Boston Gear (Boston Gear Works as it was known when I was a kid) were in Quincy Ma for about 100 years.
A whole list of my family worked and retired from there including my father, uncles, grand uncles, cousins ect....
Small world !

They still get the gearboxes from Boston Gear but i think they moved to Texas ??
 

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