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post #3 of Old 02-19-2013
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Re: Windless size inquiry

You will need something in the neighborhood of 1500 - 1800 pounds of pull, which suggests something in the Maxwell RC 10-10 or, if you are day sailing/lunch hooking with a lighter set of ground tackle a RC 8-8 (those are vertical, the horizontals are HRC 10-10 etc..).
That's just one vendor, but I like the 'wave' gypsy they have because it can handle any chain, any rode.
West Marine has those, and also has a 'new' to them offering in that range, a made by AnchorLift (never heard of them). They have a model they call the 'Dolphin' which is priced at about 60% of the Maxwell equivalent. Doesn't include the switching and relays, so if you are budget minded and handy it can save ya some boat bucks

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