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Old 23-10-2014, 09:19   #46
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Re: Vertical Capstan Windlass

Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
How well does the chain counter work? Is it worth the money?
Our rode counter works great -- on chain. Not so much on the rope. We marked the rope part with zip ties.

Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
I too have inadvertently stepped on a foot switch and ran the windlass. I do not intend to install foot switches, but use a remote instead, reason I wanted a wireless one.
FWIW, we can control the power supply to our windlass system from the helm... so the only time our foot switches are active is when we're actually raising or lowering the anchor.


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