This is pretty slick and would work well in the anchor locker of our Tartan 3500.
There are various wireless remotes. Pictured is the Lewmar remote, starting at $250.
Surprisingly enough, the remote is pretty solid, with a good feel to the on/off button and the up/down. The receiver is of comparable quality to other electronic gadgets in plastic cases, found on the boat.
If this works, I'll be very happy with his purchase. For the price, it is a noteworthy experiment.
Wiring is pretty straight-forward,
Black - negative, which connects to the windlass ground
White - down
Yellow - up
InstallationSince the size of the receiver is small, it measures about 3" x 2" x 3/4" and is very light, I decided to tuck up under the deck by the windlass control switches. As a temporary measure, I simply wire-tied to the wire conduit.
I turned on the windlass main breaker and the handheld remote - pressed the down button - after about 1/2 second delay, the windlass engaged properly in the down direction. Likewise for the up direction. Now I need a lanyard for the remote!
For $15, I could replace this every year and still be ahead of the dedicated marine units.
Intuition - T3500 - #115