Cant tell... is that hatch
on the cabin
top or foredeck? what is that black tube near the bow? How old are you? (if you are fit and under 45 I would forego the windlass)
You can just put a manual windlass
on there too instead of all the complicated electrical
etc. hand-in the rode in normal weather
, use the windlass for the last bit or in rough weather
You dont even have a bow roller!
Minimally you need:
*A good strong bow roller that will hold your choice of anchor
from banging on the bow when stowed.
* A good size hawse pipe to feed the rode into as you pull it in. (kinds like pushing a wet noodle!)
*A good size cleat with a good size backing plate. Or one cleat each side with a Y bridle
snubber. (Nylon snubber with a chain hook)
If you want more:
A manual windlass
and maybe 150 ft of 1/4 chain backed up by nylon.. The chain will self stow thru the Hawse as you crank it in!
If you want even more:
An electric windlass with a switch at the bow and at the helm. You can motor
up to the anchor pulling in rode as you go. Real helpfull in a choppy condition when singlehanding
. But a bit complicated for a 26 ft boat really.