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Re: Manual or Electric Windless??

Originally Posted by johnnyquest37 View Post
In light air, I pull the rode until I come to chain, then use the windlass (if I use it). If there is wind, I run the rode back to the cockpit and use a winch and steer/throttle. Once I am more or less over the anchor, I take the rode forward and finish off with the windlass. Not sure what I would do if I had all chain rode.
I have an all-chain rode (3/8" BBB) on an SL 1500 (1800# pull). When I am "solo" retrieving the anchor with my windlass, I bring it in a few feet at a time, stopping when I hear the windlass motor loading up. Then the weight of the chain (the catenary) tends to pull the boat forward towards the anchor. Then I start all over again...repeating until the anchor breaks out...then its "get it in quick and get back to the helm"
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