Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cape Fear, NC, USA
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I assume that the problem is getting the anchor past the tipping point where the flexible chain ends, and the rigid/heavy anchor stock begins.
Seems like you need either, (a) a pivoting bowroller or (b) a hawse pipe that allows the anchor to nest at close to it's normal hanging angle and not have to TIP 90 degrees to reach the nesting position.
All the pivoting rollers I find in a quick web search are geared to about 60lb max anchor weight.
Unless the system is carefully designed, the strains when trying to move past the tipping point can be ENORMOUS !! If a sturdy big brute of a windlass trys to force the issue, things can start popping, snapping, crackeling, breaking...........