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Install electric windlass
Congratulations for your new horizontal electric windlass. I can imagine your wife is also very excited about, specially considering how nicely fits in the bow, even she couldn''t get her sun bath confortably as before. How sweet.
OK lets got back to work. Option 1 Mounting a dedicated battery in the bow area, will put some weight in the bow area where you don''t want more weight. ANd additinal dollars in other battery.
Option 2, which I support, will allow you to run your windlass either from golf bank or the starting one, or both. I do personally preffer powering the windlass with the starting battery, with the engine - alternator running too. On top of that, the latter one is an easier installation.
Foot switches and or remote control power the solenoids. And solenoids located near the windlass.
I am running a 1500watt windlass with a 30 square milimiter section cable.(I don''t know the equivalent American cable code)