Looking for recommendations on an upgraded anchor windlass
for the 450 please.
one is running exceptionally SLOW, and slips. (on CURRENT
, never mind the new one we are getting). Looks like the motor
and some gearing has had it. Seems to have been abused in the past, not by us !. Its prob fixable, but I also want to look at some replacement alternatives.
I'm after something that does the following.
1. Can lift
our new 45kg anchor at a decent speed / provide enough pull to deal with rough / deep anchoring
2. Has a manual clutch
to allow the chain to run out under its own weight, rather than always being 'lowered' by the winch
3. Has a manual brake with wheel
that can be used to slow / stop chain when running it out.
I've not seen manual clutch
/ brake combination (yes, more traditional windlass), on the cat windlasses so wondering if they still exist. (Yes, most have a way to allow free running out, but not a manual brake with handwheel to control it safely etc).