Originally Posted by Ksoulant
I pulled the trigger. I just placed my order through West Marine for the HX1 GD 800w, model #69140037 it should be available for pick up on Friday. I will have to increase the mounting stud length though. The mounting location is on top of the bow pulpit that is 2 1/2" thick with the deck being 1 1/4" thick. I will also have to do some fiberglass work to fill the large holes from the old Sampson Lowrance sprint 1000 windlass. I will post an update when its all in and running.
I am interested in knowing why you have ordered a lower power unit than the one you are replacing.
My own experience with having to rewind my old Lofrans Tigres 1000 is that the winding shop thought mine "has been abused" in normal use. I note that the Tigres now comes only in 1500 watts.