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post #28 of Old 09-07-2012
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Re: Manual or Electric Windless??

I had a manual windlass for a few years and then switched to an electric. I would never consider a manual again.
Given the option between connecting the windlass to a house bank or a start battery, I would choose the start battery. A proper start battery is rated in cold cranking amps and is more suited to a windlass type electrical load which is high amps for a relatively short duration. I always run my motor when using my windlass so charging is not an issue.
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