Windlass planning

In order to feel secure at anchor, the structure that holds the windlass and chain lock is going to need to be robust.  It also has to provide proper alignment between the anchor tube (houser) and the forward anchor bow roller.   To work this out, I've used a cardboard cut out of my windlass and compared this to the set up used in a previous F-41 build.

* note that the longer, smaller diameter tube has been shoved into the aft end of the houser to let me know the angle of the houser tube.

here's a blurry shot of my Maxwell 1200 anchor windlass