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...JRP, you say you can manhandle the 35lber. I have to admit that I'd find that pretty difficult without a windlass.

We are seriously thinking of going Rocna. I had thought to do that a year or three back but with no problems from existing I kept putting it off.

Time for action methinks.
Hey TDW, we have the 33 lb Rocna and love it. We only have one year on it, but it's holds very well and hasn't dragged yet even with major wind shifts (doing circles through the night) and 35+ knot squalls. Like JRP mentions below about the 35 lb CQR, we don't have to handle it all that much because it's on the bow roller, but I don't have much trouble hauling it up by hand. No windlass. Not that I wouldn't LIKE a windlass, but the 33 lbs isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I might think of it differently without the bow roller though.
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Just an FYI: We ended up purchasing the Lewmar Horizon Claw 33 pounder. She's a brute, but I'm confident it'll hold our 28 footer firmly.
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Just an FYI: We ended up purchasing the Lewmar Horizon Claw 33 pounder. She's a brute, but I'm confident it'll hold our 28 footer firmly.
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gentlemen, I have a PSC37 , 16,000 displacement boat and use a 60 lb CQR and 300 ft of 5/16 chain, looking to change my windlass to either a Lewmar H-3 or H-2 or a Lofrans "Tigres" please comment on which windlass to recomend. YOurs , Bill S/V LL #231 PSC37
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You'd be best off starting a new thread with the windlass types as your thread subject. However, since you asked... I'd recommend the Lewmar H3 over the Lofrans. It has a higher maximum load rating and takes up less deck space, especially height. I believe it is also less money.
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