Tried to build a Media folder but having trouble with it. So here is the gist.... I got a like new, unused unit, Maxwell RC8-8. Beautiful unit. Was going to mount it using a teak spacer and between the chain ring and the marine plywood deck plate that would be encapsulated in fiberglass and painted in Awlgrip. I measured and cut the plywood. Took it to the boat to dry fit and realized the deck level, plus the plywood plate (that would be thru bolted to the deck), the teak spacer, and the distance from the teak spacer to the chain ring of the windlass was still too low... I've seen many install variations but many of them have the unit mounted in the already somewhat cramped V-berth, then a pipe running at various angles down into the anchor locker. What to do?! I opted to revisit the deck plate idea and then figure out how to raise it up approximately 2-2 1/2". What I came up with was the same plywood thickness, but undergird it with strips of 3/4" x 1 1/2" oak and then glass/resin the structure, and then mount it in the lip of the aft rectangular portion of the anchor locker lid recess. I made the mock up of it, along with a plywood forward lid (will be keeping the original lid in the event i ever sell the boat, new owner might want a different look, etc. I just awl grip painted the pieces yesterday and will show some photos of it as it has progressed. I plan to mount the piece using aluminum and stainless steel brackets. So far so good... and I don't think it looks too bad either!