Sunday, May 7, 2017

New and Improved

This could be the biggest improvement to Freedom yet! When we first purchased Freedom we had intended to upgrade our manual windlass to an electric one but it was a big and expensive project. We also found that the manual windlass worked really well and was not has difficult to deal with as we thought.

For our non boating friend, a windlass raises and lowers the heavy anchor and anchor chain. Our anchor is 65# and we have 200' of chain (about 200#).

Here is the manual one.

You use a handle to ratchet the chain up.

Our new electric one

Just press a button.