If you’ve ever anchored in a really muddy bottom, or amidst blocky granite seafloors, you know firsthand that pulling an anchor up by hand is neither fun nor fast. Quick Nautical Equipment recently unveiled two new vertical windlasses, the Aleph and the Dylan. Each model comes in three sizes. The Aleph is for boats between 22 and 49 feet; the Dylan is for boats from 38 to 64 feet. The windlasses can cope with rope and chain, and can be ordered with a rope capstan. Both units feature an inspection lid, a built-in chain counter, and an emergency manual-lift mode.
From $1,299. Quick USA, 410-768-5991