I love this area of the boat. There is a good place to sit at sea over the hatch on a West Marine seat. There is room to stand leaning on the solar array, and I can step out onto the Wind vane platform, and there is a ladder for boarding from the water.

The anchor windlass is almost superfluous as I can pull the nylon rode in hand over hand. The small locker to hold 100 feet of nylon rode.
A center winch is for genoa sheeting, and can be operated single handed and I don’t have to go down to the leeward side which is sometimes wet in rough seas. At the helm I can can do minor adjustments to the trim from the high side.
The wind vane is always in use at sea, so both hands are free to adjust genoa trim. The port and starboard winches hold the tails of the anchor bridle.
These winches are mounted with five 5/16 bolts so the winch can take tremendous strain from the rode.The back up cleats for the bridle tails are oversize for the job.  All deck fittings are mounted using the west technique for cored decks i.e., the coring is removed around the hole and replaced with west system epoxy, so that the hole is made water tight. The entire system is designed for 140 kt. winds.

Wind Vane and Autopilot

Above you can see the wind vane steering lines which run through pulleys alongside the center winch, criss cross the cockpit and attach to the tiller.

The electric autopilot (a linear rod system) attaches to the paddle of the wind vane from the push pit, so that when the boat wanders off course the wind vane paddle is moved and the windvane water paddle provides the force to move the tiller. This means that the autopilot has no hard work to do and battery consumption is low. I use this method when under power in light winds.

Aft deck