I have never used my windlass, other than wrapping the anchor line aroung the winch portion any using it as a power assied winch to pull it up.
I can even pull up chain that way if I'm careful.
The unit came with the boat, Catalina 36 MK 2 1998
Now I would like to properly use it.
Do I need all chain or can I feed both rode and chain through it?
Is it strong enough for chain?
How do I release it to drop the anchor or can I add a reverse switch to it?
Last question ( I promise)
If I was to start over do you have a recommendation that would be an easy install utilizing the existing hole in the anchor locker lid?