Maxwell's all new RC series windlasses proudly follow in the highly successful footsteps of the Freedom, Liberty and HRC fully automatic rope/chain anchor winches.
Maxwell once again leads the market in innovative thinking with
the introduction of their latest Wave Design™ chainwheel
. This patented rope/chain wheel incorporates two unique design concepts that greatly improve the handling and control of the rope/chain spliced rode. The outer ribs of the chainwheel are angled slightly forward ensuring that the rope and the chain are smoothly guided in the wheel during anchor retrieval.
As the rope pulls into the wheel, the opposite facing inner ribs grip the rope in an undulating manner, securing the rope more firmly in a 'wave pattern' action that is far superior to the traditional 'jam cleat' manner of holding the rope compared to all other products on the market. Not only does this Wave Design™ hold the rope more securely, it is also kinder on the rope resulting in increased longevity of your anchor rode.
The RC12 fully automatic windlass series is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 10mm (3/8”) short link chain and 16mm (5/8”) to 20mm (3/4”) three strand or 8-Plait rope (RC12-10) and 12mm/13mm (1/2”) short link chain and 20mm (3/4”) three strand or 8-Plait rope (RC12-12).
A sleek, Low Profile version and a fluted stainless steel capstan drum version, are available.
The all new RC12 is packed with patented innovative features combined with Maxwell’s traditionally classic aesthetics, but reflecting the modern form follows function of the highly successful RC6, RC8 and RC10 series windlasses.
The elegantly designed deckplate and chainpipe cover are manufactured in polished marine-grade 316 stainless steel, as are the heavy duty pressure arm, stripper, chainwheel and fluted capstan drum.
The huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker.
Double cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits
The RC12 features Maxwell’s revolutionary and patented new Wave Design™ chainwheel.
Emergency manual retrieval is made simple and easy with Maxwell’s unique
Active Latch Ratchet System
The Maxwell-designed, all new and innovative black, hard anodised gearbox provides numerous advantages: - Fast and easy windlass installation - More corrosion resistant - Easy to maintain and service - Takes up less room in the anchor locker -