Not 'my' winch
sorry Jose, a customers boat we fitted the chain and anchor onto. Being a good lazy bastard I used the winch
rather than manual. It was gypsy
one side capstan other, 12V. I dragged up 100mts of 10mm with anchor and it just cruised.
We deal with many users, boatbuilders and the winch guys themselves so get to hear lots about all from everyone, be it good bad or ugly.
'Generally' speaking with horizontals, Maxwell seems to have a strong following especially the 3500. Lofrans seem to get very good comments from many especially the Falcon, Kobra and Caymen models (dodgy spelling warning). One winch that has popped up more and more over the last few years is the Quick Hector (I think I have the right model) and that has many happy users.
Saying that it seems to be Lighthouse which have the extremist followers. Every single
user I've spoken too raves about them. They are flash but I understand not at the cheaper end of the market.
I hope that helps rather than confuses you more