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Secondary anchor retrieval

We are redesigning the anchoring platform on our Passport. Our windlass of choice from a cost and space saving standpoint is a vertical format with drum and gypsy. Retrieval of the primary, all chain, is simple and straight forward. Our secondary anchor will be 100ft of chain and 250ft of nylon rode.
Retrieval of this secondary is a bit more complicated. How does one make the transition between taking the nylon rode off the drum, getting the 100ft of chain up (since the primary chain is wrapped around the gypsy and down the chain hawse pipe the chain gypsy is not usable??)
I would be interested in hearing how people deal with the retrieval of this secondary anchor?

S/V Iemanja on Lake Champlain (for now..)
Burlington Vermont
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