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Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

Has anyone tried this windlass remote with a chain counter before? Comments/feedback welcome!

Hand Held Remote 2 Function with Chain Counter !
Mfg part: SPA-CHC1102M
Weight: 1.00 Lbs
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Re: Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

Most chain counters that I have used are more like random number generators. You know something is amiss when the boat has 2 counters and they both read different to each other (and the chain marks!). I consider adequate scope to be THE most important part of anchoring so I wouldn't mess with one of these.

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Re: Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

+1. The chain counter is useless.
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Re: Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

Too true, I've never seen the need for one. Surely marking your chain at five or ten metre intervals is more than sufficient.
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Re: Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

I am putting Lewmar H3 windlass with remote control which has chain counter just a added bonus is the chain counter hope to give you up date soon
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Re: Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

Even though I've seen how inaccurate the chain counters are, I really don't understand WHY they're inaccurate. Count the rpms and multiply that by chain length..... Pi x diameter and all that stuff....

If you had the ability to lower chain from the cockpit and wanted to see how much was out from your remote station it seems to me that you could "low buck project" your own chain counter our of a bicycle odometer and a one time use of a tape measure and calculator. It would even be wireless.

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Re: Windlass Remote WITH Chain Counter !

We're on the "one one thousand, two one thousand" program. Would be nice if that cadence was actually a foot of chain for us, but it's more like a foot and a half. More is merrier though, in most cases.

We bought the color coded things that clip inside the links, but still haven't installed them. The thought of pulling a couple hundred feet of 1/2" chain onto the dock has been avoidable.
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