I tired paint
, it stayed on one season, the sand wears it off. Best marker I have found so far is weave pieces of plastic ski rope
in the chain, surprisingly it works well and doesn’t come out, but then I tied safety
wire on both ends too, but don’t think it’s actually needed.
I know that doesn’t answer your counter question, my understanding is they all work
by magnetic pick up, the question is do they have the same thread where the magnet screws in? I’ve come close to purchasing
a counter myself but the price
keeps putting me off.
I think they have the same thread, I’d call your windlass manufacturer and ask, tell them why, unlikely but maybe they will match price
, can’t hurt to ask.
Oh, and if you didn’t Drill the hole for the sensor in your deck
when you mounted your windlass, then your removing it to drill the hole and of course reinstalling it. If you drilled the hole, then I think all you have to do is screw the magnet sensor in.
My Maxwell sensor screws in from underneath anyway.
I have found all you need is every 50 ft marks, every 25 is more than you need in my opinion.