Installing an anchor winch is quite easy. You can have a look here to know the proper procedure and safety information of installing an anchor winch.
To install an anchor winch, you will be required an electric drill, a drill bit, a screwdriver, a crimping tool, and an adjustable wrench.
You will also need to have some materials like a winch and anchor roller, bolts, washers, nuts, shackle, anchors, battery wire, and circuit breakers. Most of the tools and materials mentioned here will be included with the anchor.
How to install anchor winch on the boat deck?
You can install the anchor winch both on the front part or back part of your boat. Select the place at first where you want to fix it. Then you must find out a perfect spot on the deck for anchor roller and winch. While installing it, you should make sure to place the anchor roller in the corner of the floor. There should not be any barrier below the location of anchor roller and winch. You also need to keep enough space for rope spool. Then you must mark a spot on the place where the winch would be mounted.
You will find out different bolt holes there. But not to get confused. You should choose the four slots to place the winch frame. Drilling on the shaft, you will need to bolt the deck. To get sturdiness, you should use plywood under the bridge.
How to do the wiring?
You should choose the wire size carefully, depending on the model and size of your anchor winch. The switch and wire should be appropriately connected to each other.
For anchor operation, you need to attach the shackle to the anchor and tie the rope.
How to operate the anchor winch?
The different switch is used to direct your anchor in different positions. If you want to lower the anchor, you should press the switch in the down position. To stop, you will need to press the up button. For raising the anchor, you will also need to press the up position and hold it for a few moments.
How to anchor your pontoon boat?
After installing the anchor system correctly, you mist want to use it. Well, here is a brief discussion about how to anchor your pontoon boat.
At first, you need to select a place where you would anchor your pontoon boat. Then you must measure how deep the water is. It is important to determine the depth in order to know the amount of rode you will require to release.
It is better to release 5 to 7 times line comparing to the water depth. However, you should also take the distance from the water in your consideration.
Then you need to prepare your boat by directing it to the current. This time, you must keep your boat in an idle position completely.
Then you must release the anchor to the water slowly. Slow release helps not tangling the line. For the manual winch, you must throw it from the boat. But if you have an electric winch, you can control it with the remote controller.
When you drop the line, your boat will start drifting to the backward position. The movement of your boat will be depended on the current this time.
After you have got your desired place, you should wrap the rode around a block. This time your anchor will start digging down to the water. You can secure it, putting your engine in the idle reverse position.