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The info on the working load is correct however if the gentleman is trying to break-out his anchor with his windless, first of all, thats wrong. You use the engine to motor up on the anchor while taking up the slack with the windless then using engine power or just the wind to break the anchor free.I preffer the wind. Using the windless to pull the boat to the anchor and to break it free is incorrect not only do you place needless stress on it, it also draws alot of juice and if the wireing from the engine to the windless isn''t large enough, the windless won''t get the amps it needs to supply it''s max load. (Ask that guy what size wire he used. I''ll bet you it''s too small and if his estimite of one hundred fifty pounds is accurate,I''d put money on it!)This will also cause the wire to heat excessevly creating even more resistance and even possibly a fire.If the wire is too small, you won''t even get working load.
Set up properly, that one thousand pounds is plenty of pull to bring up anchor and chain in any reasonable anchoring senerio.