Thinking about adding something to the boat to pull anchor. I have always just pulled with bouy in the past.
At first I was just thinking about getting a Capstan 1000 to pull in shallower water and then still pull with the bouy when deep. But I am thinking of entertaining the idea of a windlass.
I would like to hear about peoples experiences with both. Good and Bad. My concerns around the windlass are the long term effect on the rode and then also having it get bogged up if the rode or chain gets a little twisted up. I like the idea of a windlass if it does truly work as advertised and doesn't require a lot of babysitting. Otherwise I may just go with a Capstan 1000 as an assist.