If you don’t use it, you lose it.
I have been told that things that turn, need to turn. In other words, engines, blocks, motors, etc. that are designed to rotate, need to be used on a regular basis to stop corrosion from seizing them up. Perhaps our failing to do this is why our windlass decided to stop working, just as we were ready to raise anchor this morning for our sail to Carriacou.
As it stands, we are currently sailing up the Leeward coast of Grenada (west coast) on a nice beam reach, after raising our anchor by hand that is. Just one more project to keep us busy. We’ll try to check in later when we source some Wi-Fi in Carriacou.