Does anyone know if a Quick anchor
chain counter is compatible with any other windlass
Our Quick 1700w winch
finally died. Motor
has burnt out and not sure if salvageable. It has gone off to the auto-electrician, but not holding out much hope.
It has been struggling to haul in our 12mm chain and 40kg Mantus
from anything deeper than 12-15m. Just recently I purchased a new top deck
unit (drum/gypsey) so would now have to replace the motor/gearbox. However, am loathe to do this if the new unit will just struggle as much as the original. Ideally we would like to have the option to anchor
in 25m, so really do need a windlass
that can handle the vertical load of 25-30m of 12mm chain and the 40kg anchor. We anchor at least twice a day.
I cannot buy a bigger motor
for the Quick, as their 2000w or 2300w options are 24v only, and I have a 12v system.
Considering a new winch
altogether - and know other owners are happy with the Lofrans
My question is - is it possible to adapt the Quick chain counter for use on the Lofrans
, or are they manufacture specific? I just bought the chain counter 3 months ago and would be frustrated to have wasted that money
if I do switch winches.
And those with the Lofrans X3 - does it cope with a heavy chain/anchor combo from depths of 25/30m?