New anchor winch
Our 4 year old Muir VRC 1250 looks like going in the bin. We are looking for a replacement.
I would be interested in views on a suitable anchor winch for a heavy 40 foot boat with 200kg of ground tackle (10mm chain).
At this stage, I am thinking that we might be better to go for a deck mounted horizontal, rather than the anchor locker mounted vertical. Space is tight and maintenance access is important.
The Lofrans Tigres looks like a possibility.
Given recent experience, manual override seems pretty desirable also.
: New Caledonia, Australia.