So our Quick windlass
died about three months ago whilst in Menorca.
We figured that it would be worth upgrading the windlass
from Quick to a better brand. Went for Lewmar
Ordered from the UK and told two days for delivery
- anyway long story short it got stuck in customs
and eventually arrived 8 days later. And then it turned out to be the wrong one.
We had ordered the chain only version to fit in the existing space and they sent us a chain and rope
version with the rope
drum on top.
Had to take it as we were haemorrhaging money
in a marina waiting for it.
Anyhow - the result is that we now have the ability to take a rope onto the drum either for a 2nd anchor
or for a Med mooring
line, it is so useful I am not sure how we coped before without it.
So if you have to upgrade or change or windlass get one with a rope drum, they are brilliant bits of kit.