Nope, done it manually, I now like the button option, whether it be sails or windlass.
Well I'm retired now, so practically disabled , and I still haul anchor manually, just to be sure I still can. I love being able to ignore that electronic gadget. It's great we are all so different - 'vive la differance'.
NevisDog, in some ways, asking questions here is like seeking a mentor who is not there where you are.
It's better than that! My old mentors are all hands-on people - they would be most frustrated me asking questions at a distance, when they can't jump in their cars and pop round and solve the problem for me, so I don't ask them now - I ask all my stupid questions here instead.