Will post photos and details of the chain transfer device when it is installed and running. It did not cost that much to make (around $200 ) using old car parts
, some angle and bar and a chain and sprocket. Had to buy a used chain gypsy
. It weighs around 40 lbs.
The chain will come off the winch gypsy
, down into the fwd chain locker, be guided by a roller into a trough, be pulled along the trough by the transfer device, and fall from that into the keel
It will only transfer if the fwd chain compartment is empty, as it can't pick up from the bottom of the pile.
I will wire it to the winch motor
so they both come on at once, but put a switch into the circuit so if we are anchoring
frequently the chain remains in the fwd locker.