Originally Posted by rebel heart
Depends on what you're hauling up, doesn't it? Old boat -- 100 feet of 1/4" chain, 40 pound Spade, mechanical windlass = fine. New boat -- 100 meters (320 feet?) of 1/2" chain (half a ton's worth), 121 pound Rocna
, mechanical windless = totally impossible.
I wouldn't have minded an electric
windlass on the old boat but she didn't come with one and I never felt the need to add one. In the new boat, some fault in the electrical
windlass would be a serious problem. It's a total necessity, objectively.