First of all I'd like to say how much I appreciate the comments that readers have left. With the frenzy of getting ready for this trip, which involve very long hours, I haven't had the time to reply to many of them. When we're sailing, I think we'll have more time.
I installed the wiring for the electric anchor windlass today. (Well, 95 percent of it). This includes two 4 gauge cables from the starter battery, to a circuit breaker in the cabin, and along the starboard side to the bow. Running these heavy cables is no small task. There's a relay in the forepeak which will switch the windlass up and down.
All that remains to be done tomorrow is install the control switch and the windlass itself in the anchor locker.
I designed a prototype for the windlass bracket, that raises it to the maximum height and places it in the exact location and angle required. The machinist appreciated having this 3 dimensional model to work from rather than the typical sketch.
You can see how the bracket turned out here