I saw this post on another site i hang out on about Good windlass's though i pass it on.
Looking for a 850bda a-3.
Trying to find it for less than $1665.00!
Seems like a big nut for a small winch.
Answer from Larry
"Richie go for the Good it is top notch & local built in NJ. It pulls like a mule. Great free drop & and easy install. Customer service, family run business. You always get dad or the sons. Your will not be sorry."
"Shoot the lock off your wallet, nothing is worse that running up to the bow to give it a kick. You are only doing this once if you buy a NEW Good Free-drop Unit."