Our boat came with an old Simpson Lawrence Sea Tiger 555.  It was in rough shape, but still kind of worked.  We were dead set on replacing it with an electric windlass, but when we made our budget for all the projects an electric windlass was one of the more expensive items and was one we thought we could cut from the list.  So instead we refurbished the SL555 and now it’s almost as good as new.

Our boat came with about 62 feet of chain and 320 feet of rode.  We’re eventually going to change that to 250 feet or so of chain.  It also came with a 45 lb. CQR and a 25 lb. CQR.  We’re going to keep the 45 lb. as a secondary anchor, but we bought a 55 lb. Rocna Vulcan as our primary anchor.  We’re not sure what we’re going to do with the 25 lb. CQR, but we’re going to get a 15 lb. Fortress for a stern anchor.

More to come soon…