Ok so the update: installed the motor and it works great! Not sure if there's an improvement, but the anchor
wasn't swiveling upright and getting stuck, so i also installed a mantus
swivel and it's like magic!
Now I have to figure out what I should do with a highly bent boat
hook from a few weekends ago...
Also, the chain jumps on the gypsy
on the way up. I believe it's because it has no 'drop' to the anchor locker
- only about 1/2 inch drop to a slanted decline.
I heated and hammered out a dent in the gypsy
, hoping that would help, but alas it doesn't. It looks like a previous owner installed or attempted to install a sprocket in front of the windlass. I'm going to try a skid plate below the gypsy first to press the chain more into the gypsy, and then if that doesn't work
, a sprocket to give the gypsy more grab. Also, might try a different type of chain.