I have a 28' Pearson
Triton that I'm in the process of doing some work on to get it ready for some serious cruising in three years. Every time I see a picture of an anchor windlass
, the gypsy wheel
thing for the chain is lined up with the bow roller and the chain feeds directly into the anchor rode
thru-deck fitting and then below.
I don't plan to do much cruising in the tropics, so I wasn't planning on using an all chain rode
. If most of the rode is line, then do you position the windlass
so the line drum is lined up with the bow roller and the thru-deck fitting?