In February 2019, only 12 months prior, we were cruising in Eleuthera, which is also in the Bahamas, when our windlass jammed, causing the chain stripper to get caught in the gypsy (Deja-Vous). At that time, it was the windlass that nearly tore out of the base. We headed right back to Fort Lauderdale and hired MultiTech Marine Services to fix the damage.
MultiTech Marine Services removed the windlass, repaired the fiberglass, filled the holes, and re-installed the windlass and the chain pipe (to which the chain stripper is attached) in April 2019. Departing from Florida on December 12, 2019, we only got 74 days of use from the time MultiTech Marine Services re-installed the windlass. Or, more precisely, 16 anchorings (is that even a word?).