Hi If you search for posts by member mf695 (me) or mf795 you will find a conversation about your topic. I posted some pictures from the installation on my boat. I answered mf795 on his question ” Installing Windlass on a MF 795?” Br Magnus
Thank you Magnus. Your pics give some hint on the installation. Have you experienced any odor or humidity issues with the wet rope? It would be ideal to have an isolated compartment for the rope, but at least in 795 the space below the transom is not isolated from the cabin. The air flows freely between that space and the cabin.
No, l have not exerienced any odor from wet rope. I rather find it strange that there is so little water in the compartment when the season is over. Must be evaporating quite effective through the vents for that area. In my 695 there are only small holes for water beeing able to flow between compartments to the bilge pump. Not the same in 795? Thought it was almost exactly the same boat but a bit bigger. At least it looks that way not knowing any better.