Remarkably, our chain counter and display still work after 20
years. Albeit it only counts upward even if the chain is coming in. Easy to
work through: put out 30 meters of chain and then count to 60 meters when hoisting
We use colored rope and colored wire ties. The ties actually work better as I can see them go over the windless from the helm. We are doing an experiment to see which last longer.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama