Re: Windlass Installation
Gotcha, I didn't think that too much water would get in.
For the locker, I think you would strengthen the foredeck quite a bit by making that front bulkhead permanently glassed in. I also don't know that I would make it big enough for the anchor to live in (although it would be nice), but even a small hatch to be able to store and sort the anchor rode would be nice.
But your solution looks quite workable since you can still get to it.