Keep it simple
I totally agree to the Go Simple lifestyle. The first boat we lived on was an old Fortuna 37 and we crossed the Atlantic from Africa to the Trinidad with only a handheld GPS, no chart plotter etc, only one battery and a manual windlass. You're right - pulling up that anchor by hand was a real pain but you sure learn the fine art of anchoring properly doing it the hard way!
Passagemaker was built with simplicity in mind and we plan to continue as such. The old Ford Lehman motor has no electronics and Chris was able to do an overhaul with the engine set up right underneath Passagemaker.