Originally Posted by Bob and Linda
Need to buy windlass for our new to be GB36. Not sure what chain or windlass to use. Can anyone help?
I inherited 5/16 G3, also known as Proof coil or PC. It's the old standard for tackle chain, but I recognize most have come up to G4 which has nearly twice the static load strength. But I think I'm already overbuilt, so I'm not motivated to upgrade. I've been with it ever since, knowing it's the weakest chain but it fits my windlass. Because I had previously built a Sampson post behind the windlass, I had to go with a down-facing motor to fit in the space. That left me with a Lofrans Kobra. The point being, how much space do you have, and what motor/windlass will fit that space. Lofrans has a good reputation, and builds a number of windlasses which might be appropriate.