Lewmar Wired Hand Held Chain Counter Remote

Discussion in 'Electrical Stuff' started by lawndoctor, Nov 11, 2021.

  1. lawndoctor

    lawndoctor Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay & Philadelphia
    2014 Princess 56 Fly & 2002 Sea Ray 225 Weekender
    MAN R6 800s & Bravo III 5.0L
    Does anyone have experience with one of these?


    I have a Lewmar wired hand held remote which works well and is convenient. This looks like it’s pretty much the same thing with the addition of a chain counter, which I would prefer over painting the chain or putting those colored inserts into it. Any input appreciated.
  2. Dani-Lu

    Dani-Lu Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2007
    Delray Beach, Fl
    2001 410DA
    3126 Cats
    Sorry my reply doesn’t answer your question, but here is how I do it. This only works if your windlass pays out line in reverse, rather than free fall.

    Time how fast your windlass pays out line - Probably 1 foot per second. Then just count as you lower the anchor. No need for color code or chain counter. And this method works in the dark too.

    For example, your in 8 feet of water, plus 4 feet to your bow pulpit. Start loweing anchor and count to 60, for a 5:1 scope.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2021

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