Windlasses

Windlasses

Why do you need windlass for?

 

A windlass is a device for easier and safer lowering, lifting and securing anchors, and optimally positioning an anchor chain or rope onboard a boat. It’s the qualitative invention to keep your arms from much straining. After you put the windlass on your boat, you will definitely say, "why didn’t I do it before"?

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LEWMAR MPN: 66000720

Lewmar Cone & Washer Kit v/CPX & V Series Windlasses

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€92.00

Cone and Washer Kit v/CPX and V Series Windlasses Replacement cones and washers for CPX and V series windlasses.Compatible With:CPX and V Series windlassesIn the Box:Cones x two (2)Washers x two (2) Instruction manual *Sold as an ..

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LEWMAR MPN: 66810025

Lewmar Gypsy Drum Deck Unit - V4/V5

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€2,120.00

Gypsy Drum Deck Unit - V4/V5 Lewmar introduces the world's first compact stainless steel windlass for power and sailboats. The beautifully styled deck unit conceals a robust, reliable drivetrain, worm gearbox, and splined shaft for maximum stren..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6656411108-102

Lewmar Pro-Fish 1000 Horizontal Windlass Kit - 12V

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€1,682.00

Pro-Fish 1000 Horizontal Windlass Kit - 12VLewmar's Pro-Fish model is the ultimate windlass for fishermen.  The Pro-Fish has an automatic freefall that allows you to pull right up over a wreck or ledge, and drop anchor with speed and precision. ..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6656211967-310

Lewmar Pro-Fish 700 Horizontal Windlass - 12V

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€1,547.00

Pro-Fish 700 Windlass - 12VThe Lewmar Pro-Fish model is the ultimate windlass for fishermen.  The Pro-Fish has an automatic freefall that allows you to pull right up over a wreck or ledge, and drop anchor with speed and precision.  No more ..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6657011108-102

Lewmar Pro-Series Horizontal 1000H Windlass Kit - 12V

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€1,524.00

Pro-Series Horizontal 1000H Windlass Kit - 12VPraised by professionals worldwide, the horizontal Pro-Series is a shining example of Lewmar's commitment to providing quality products for boats.  It's DIY-ready, easy to install, and housed in 100%..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6656011967

Lewmar Pro-Series Horizontal 700 Windlass - 12V

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€1,341.00

Pro-Series Horizontal 700 Windlass - 12VPraised by professionals worldwide, the horizontal Pro-Series is a shining example of Lewmar's commitment to providing quality products for boats.  It's DIY-ready, easy to install, and housed in 100% 316 s..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6656011967-310

Lewmar Pro-Series Horizontal 700 Windlass Kit - 12V

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€1,389.00

Pro-Series Horizontal 700 Windlass Kit - 12VPraised by professionals worldwide, the horizontal Pro-Series is a shining example of Lewmar's commitment to providing quality products for boats. It's DIY-ready, easy to install, and housed in 100% 316 sta..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6656811967-303

Lewmar Pro-Sport 550G Horizontal Windlass Kit - 12V

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€994.00

Pro-Sport 550G Horizontal Windlass Kit - 12VLewmar’s Pro-Sport windlass is designed as an economical package for rope and chain applications, without compromise on quality or performance. Pro-Sport is designed around a highly efficient spur gea..

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LEWMAR MPN: 66810065

Lewmar V1 Fast Fit Motor Gearbox Assembly - 12V

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€1,120.00

V1 Fast Fit Motor Gearbox Assembly - 12 VReplacement motor/gearbox assembly for V1 - 12 V windlasses.Compatible With: V1 windlasses*Sold as an Individual ..

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LEWMAR MPN: 68000535

Lewmar V4/C4 Motor Gearbox - 24V

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€2,196.00

V4/C4 Motor Gearbox - 24VElectric and hydraulic motor gearboxes to suit Lewmar's windlass models V4/V5 and Lewmar's Capstan C4/C5...

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LEWMAR MPN: 68000358

Lewmar V4/V5 Windlass Gypsy #203

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€501.00

V4/V5 Windlass Gypsy #203 Replacement gypsy on Windlass Model V4/V5Features:Rope-chain gypsyCone clutch for smooth, easy controlManual Free FallW.A.R.P DrumRobust and reliable drivetrainManual override (optional)Technical Specifications:Rope Siz..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6670011108

Lewmar V700 Vertical Windlass - 12V

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€1,064.00

V700 Vertical Windlass - 12V (Windlass only)With 100%  316 stainless steel housing and a sleek flush-mount design that hides the motor down below, the V700 is one of the most attractive and durable windlasses on the market.  It works at the..

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LEWMAR MPN: 6670011108-312

Lewmar V700 Vertical Windlass Kit - 12V

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€1,221.00

V700 Vertical Windlass Kit - 12VWith 100%  316 stainless steel housing and a sleek flush-mount design that hides the motor down below, the V700 is one of the most attractive and durable windlasses on the market.  It works at the push of a b..

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Maxwell MPN: ANCHORMAX

Maxwell ANCHORMAX Windlass

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€893.00

ANCHORMAX™ WindlassFeatures:Has an extremely high power to weight ratioompact, fully sealed gearbox is driven by a vertically mounted, permanent magnet motorIntrusion below decks is minimised making the design ideal for boats from 5m (16ft) to ..

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Maxwell MPN: HRC10812V

Maxwell HRC 10-8 Rope Chain Horizontal Windlass 5/16" Chain, 5/8" Rope 12V, with Capstan

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€2,398.00

HRC 10-8 Horizontal Windlass 5/16" Chain, 5/8" Rope, 12V, with CapstanDesigned for boats up to 45 feet, the HRC10-8 Horizontal Series windlasses proudly follow in the highly successful footsteps of Maxwell's previous, fully automatic rope / chain anc..

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Maxwell MPN: HRC101012V

Maxwell HRC10 Horizontal Rope Chain Windlass - 12V Capstan 3/8" Chain, 5/8" Rope

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€2,632.00

HRC10 Horizontal Rope Chain Windlass - 12V Capstan 3/8" Chain, 5/8" RopeMaxwell's HRC10 represents yet another breakthrough in performance and anchor handling excellence. The horizontal, fully automatic rope/chain windlasses has been designed to meet..

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Maxwell MPN: HRC101012VLP

Maxwell HRC10 Horizontal Rope Chain Windlass - 12V No Capstan 3/8" Chain, 5/8" Rope

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€2,725.00

HRC10 Horizontal Rope Chain Windlass - 12V No Capstan 3/8" Chain, 5/8" RopeMaxwell's HRC10 represents yet another breakthrough in performance and anchor handling excellence. The horizontal, fully automatic rope/chain windlass has been designed to mee..

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Maxwell MPN: HRCFF612V

Maxwell HRC6 12V Horizontal Freefall Rope/Chain Series 1/4" Chain 1/2" Rope

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€1,125.00

The all new compact HRC6 and HRC8 are Maxwell's horizontal versions of the latest innovative new vertical RC6 and RC8 automatic rope/chain windlasses. The new HRC6 and HRC8 are packed with original and proven features including rode management techno..

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Maxwell MPN: HRCFF812V

Maxwell HRC8 12V Horizontal Freefall Rope/Chain Series 5/16" Chain 9/16" Min Rope

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€1,090.00

The all new compact HRC6 and HRC8 are Maxwell's horizontal versions of the latest innovative new vertical RC6 and RC8 automatic rope/chain windlasses. The new HRC6 and HRC8 are packed with original and proven features including rode management techno..

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Maxwell MPN: RC121212V

Maxwell RC 12-12 Vertical Windlass 1/2" Chain, 3/4" Rope, 12V

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€3,844.00

RC 12-12 Vertical Windlass 1/2" Chain, 3/4" Rope, 12VPackage IncludesWindlassOn/Off Breaker PanelReversing SolenoidUp/Down Panel SwitchHandleThe RC12 Series incorporates Maxwell's latest stylish innovation in automatic rope/chain technology. Retainin..

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A few words about the windlass.

As a rule, the winch consists of a mechanical, electric or hydraulic drive, a gipsy for winding the chain or rope, and a control device. Due to the different types of fastening, windlasses can be mounted on any type of boat, yacht or catamaran.


    
 

Classification.

 

There are different types of windlasses.


By type of drive:
  • Manual. Gives an advantage in force, due to the use of a reduction gear..
  • Electric. Comfortable and reliable. Used for boats and yachts of small and medium size, therefore, the most common.
  • Hydraulic. They are applied on big size yachts and mega-yachts. It has its own hydraulic system.






 By shaft location:
  • Horizontal (anchor windlass). Easier to install and maintain. But take up more deck space and require a sturdy protective housing.
  • Vertical (capstan). Compact, low profile. All mechanism except chain gear and top cylinder (if any) is hidden     below deck.
By type of chain dump:
  • Free drop. Anchor is lowered by its own weight. Anchor drop is very fast.
  • By the drive mechanism. Anchor drop happens at the rate of rotation of the electric or hydraulic drive. 

How to choose the right windlass for your boat?



To choose the right windlass, there are several factors to consider:
  • The size of the boat.
  • Length of the chain/rope.
  • Weight of anchor with rope or chain.
                                                                                  
As well as some other features - model, type and pulling force of the windlass.

1) Model.

The appropriate model is chosen according to the manufacturers' recommendations, depending        on the length of your boat.

2) Type.

For small boats 5,5-8,0 m long, the type of windlass by shaft location (as well as the length of the anchor rope) depends largely on the size of the anchor chain box. Horizontal ones are suitable for small compartments, with a total depth of    at least 30 cm. For vertical, you need larger compartments, so that from the top of the folded rope to the cover is at least 30 cm.
For larger boats and yachts, no specific recommendations on the type of device are relevant, since most boats over 8.0 m in size can be fitted with both horizontal and vertical types of anchor winches without much trouble. Here the captain's preference for a particular model plays a major role in the choice.

3) Pulling force.

This is probably the most important parameter when choosing a windlass.
To calculate this parameter, you must sum up the weight of the anchor, rope and chain. And then multiply the resulting number by three to get the safety margin, taking into account the force of the stream, wind gusts and other factors.
When determining the pulling force, remember that the winch is not designed to pull an anchor stuck in the ground. It is only designed to lift it. You have to free it in other ways. Likewise, the device will break if it has to hold the boat on the chain in strong winds. Therefore, during the anchorage, you have to take the load off it - fix the chain with a stopper or fix the rope on the deck brace. 

4) Additional equipment and useful features.

When buying a windlass, it is recommended to pay attention to a few more points::

  • Whether there is a remote control. Controlling the mechanism from a distance saves time and energy of the boat or motorboat skipper. Besides, it is additional safety, because it is not recommended to step on the deck in case of a strong wind.
  • A foot switch on the deck can be useful, regardless of whether or not there is a remote control. Panel models are popular on power boats.
  • Is it possible to freely drop the anchor. If not, you won't be able to stop quickly in an emergency. And while fishing, while the anchor falls on the bottom, the boat can be carried away for many meters from the chosen place.
  • How noisy the mechanism works. This is not the most important indicator, but still, nowadays comfort is not in last place.
 

Choose the world's most popular windlasses.


In our online store https://automarinetechnology.com you can buy the world’s most popular windlasses. All types of the windlass, for all types of boats, yachts and mega-yachts. All products combine high quality, excellent design, functionality, and the best prices. Also, all windlasses (LofransLewmarMaxwellMinn KotaPowerwinchQuickTrac) have low noise and energy consumption, with very high performance.

Look at reviews, compare features, read comments, and make the right choice! And if you still have questions - ask us and our experts will help you not to make a mistake. Call us: +48881299761

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