This is the Lofrans Tigres anchor winch:
1200 Watts of stump-pulling, anchor-lifting, chain-twanging power.
It sucks 100 amps of 12 VDC from where-ever it can get it, killing batteries and over-heating alternators. And now we have one, because the Bellingham surplus store mistakenly left one out where I could find it, for only 1/4 of retail.
How cool is this winch? It has an integral chain stripper on the gypsy. That’s right, I said it. Integral.
I hope it actually works. Those marine surplus places can be a little dicey sometimes.
In other news we pulled the old heads out of the boat today. Icky. Interestingly, neither was functional. Not even close. Wow.