I anchor out a lot over the summer and this summer I have a 6 weeks trip planned for the North Channel and we won't spend much time at a marina. The Benson all rope rode still works good but I need to have chain/rope rode. I will be using 100' chain and 100' or rope. This will do for the places I anchor and most of the time I won't use more that the 100' of chain. Here are a few pictures of the install. Here is the Bensen and the V700 side by side. The new windlass does not use the same holes as the old one but I knew that. The teak pulpit was also in need of sanding and re-oiling. Lay out, lay out, lay out you can't afford to make one mistake. That's a 4 1/2" and a 2 1/2" hole saw. I measured it 5 times, checked and rechecked every thing. Here are the 2 new holes and I made plugs from the 4 1/2" hole that I drilled.