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  • Lewmar or Bowmar

    Price is comparable. Lewmar has a replaceable top

    Im leaning towards lewmar because of size choice.

    What opinions are out there on quality etc ?
    1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br][br]

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    Take a look at Good Automatic windlass located in Barnegat, NJ. We installed one a few years ago and have had no issues with it. The installation instructions are very clear and great customer support. Installed separate circuit breaker powered from motor battery as suggested to prevent interference with electronics.
    Keyman[br]Paoli, PA


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      I just installed a lewmar profish 700, so far I like it, has a free fall option makes deployment quick
      84 mako 254 \"Child Seaport\" Polk City Fl


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        Lewmar would be my choice...And if you bottom fish a lot like we do you will love it. If you can get the free fall model it helps you get on your target quicker without drifting off before anchor is set.....Also not all windlasses can accept chain/rope both. This is important as we all know several feet of chain before the anchor really helps it set. If you buy the factory rode you will have no problems...If your cheep like me you will need skills to splice the chain to the rope in such a way to allow it to seamlessly enter the windlass. I cant do it but ask around usually someone in the area can...I installed my windlass 8 years ago and I used heavy gauge jumper cables with copper conductors. All the connectors were soldered, after I cut off the ends that came with the cables. 25 foot cables are not that common but can be found. The price of good marine wire has come down since so if I had to do it over I would look at that. I also didnt really like the windlass solenoids that are so pricy. I opted to use golf cart solenoids and they have been absolutely trouble free, and if I ever need to I can replace the up or down individually.
        [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.