we own a mid 80s FIRST 42.. the anchor
lockers, two of them, left and right..
we once carried 600 feet of chain so only used the right locker but have recently cut down to 200 feet of chain and backing it up with another 600 feet of rope rode
using a Muir Cougar windless so the chain gypsy is on the right and the rope roller is on the left..
now the issue.. if you look at the picture, the forestay seperates the two lockers.. havent figured out to conect the rope to the chain to utilize both sides of the windless..
had an Idea of adding a welded link about 10 feet from the bitter end of the chain with a quick disconect on the end of the chain.. when the chain was let out to the welded link, the rope was lead around the forestay, conected to the welded link, and the remainder of the chain let out , taking up the slack in the rope. the chain would be tossed over and the rope would then be let out on the roller..
when pulling in, the reverse would be done..
anyone got any better ideas.......short of replacing the windless