You guys need to look at Good anchor windlass, built in the USA, bombproof from what i hear. Maybe i'll have one to show you at the shows ????
Steve - once again we're on the same page and glad to hear you're carrying Good! The thing that impressed me about F850 was the bearing or bushing on the opposite side so no worries about putting strain on it. The guys on the Shamrock forum say they fish the wrecks and bull off when hung up no problem. Lewmar says that's abuse and you should tie off to a cleat so you may be on your own for warranty coverage. When my Pro-Fish craps out (again!) I'll be ready for one.
You guys are scaring me. I just ordered the Lewmar Profish free fall. I don't think the room I have in my box would work well with a vertical windlass so I ordered a horizontal.
Thanks. So essentially if it doesn't release completely automatically then manually release it as if it wasn't a free fall?