Hard to put it where it will be wet often. Put it on deck like everyone else and make a breathable cover for it, and then dont forget to exercise it even if you are tied up to the dock
for months at a time. Like a diesel
, lack of use is more damaging than working it. I am usually a big advocate of simple, but I have had 2 manual windlasses freeze up on me after a 20 day+passage but my one electric
windlass never gave me a moments trouble in 8 years of service
. GO FIGURE????? ____Grant.