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crazy4salmon



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:59 pm    Post subject: Lewmar 700 Pro or 700 Profish? Reply with quote

Afternoon guys and gals. Any thoughts on the two windlass mentioned above? Sounds like they are the same but the Profish can freefall down. I am not anchoring to sit on an exact spot and it worries me to drop and anchor that fast. I am thinking of going with the 700 Pro? Power up and power down. Thanks for any thoughts or ideas.
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thataway



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have owned both of these windlass. Unless you want the free fall feature, go with the 700 Pro. I like to pay out the anchor rode under control. Take up a little slack and check for set/draging.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the pro on my 22 and liked it. I put the profish on my 25, and the freefall and it's mechanism are somewhat a PITA. Hard to describe, but the way it works is with a ratcheting rod that makes a helluva racket when you bring the anchor up. I'd say unless you really have a use to freefall the anchor, stick with the regular pro. Colby
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the ProFish on my TC255 and never used that feature. Save some money and skip the Free Fall.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great replies and experience. I won't use the freefall. So, I will be going with the 700 Pro. What a great place/resource.
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