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Old 06-17-2010
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That method would have the chain dragging on the deck from bow to winch and would make a mess and might chew up teak decks, but be relatively fast. The other method, only practical with 2 people, is to only pull in as much chain as is between the furthest the forward person can attach a line to and where the chain drops into the chain locker at a time (alternatively in warm water one could dive down on the chain as far as possible to attach the winch line).
That scenario sucks, I've had to use the manual handle on my windlass before and it seemed to take forever to get the chain up and was a LOT of work.
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