As some of you know i'm thinking of taking on a anchor windlass, the windlass looks to be a nice unit, US made by a company that stands behind its products. Now here's my beef they keep emphasizing that their windlass's work best with the anchor line they produce/sell and if using another rope the windlass may not pull correctly/slip, that may be true but their lines aren't cheap (aprox $1/ft) and my concern is that folks will not buy the expensive line(don't blame them) then the windlass doesn't work and me being the dealer will get a bad reputation for selling them the windlass, i don't want anyone to be unhappy with my stuff and i surely don't want to get a bad reputation for any of my products.
So i'm asking for you guys to chime in and let me know your opinions on this. Would you buy the windlass and try it with your present anchorline, if it doesn't work/slips would you blame me for selling you a product that doesn't work ?? or would you have to bite the bullet and buy the correct anchorline ??
I'm up in the air on all this, i personally would buy the windlass(if it was the brand/model i wanted) take the sales guy advice and go try it with what i have for anchorline and if it works fine if not i guess i'd have to buy the right rope but wouldn't blame the sales guy for selling me the windlass. With my limited research it seems like all brands of windlass want you to use their brand of anchorline, is that what you guys using windlass's have found ??
OK tell me what you think !!!