Thanks again for the replies and the offer Frank!
Yes I know not to overload the windlass motor
, I thought backing down on it=motor not running so no load on the motor
, but it makes sense not to overload the gears as well. Tche manual is hopeless and doesnt explain what the 'lock' lever does and as its tucked away under the gypsy
Id probably prefer not use it anyway. I'll just put the bridal on and later add a mechanical chain lock near the anchor
won;t operate unless the port engine
is running anyway so its just as easy to motor over the chain, but it would be nice to know if theres a way around that in case of port engine
trouble to save manually weighing anchor