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. RC8 is available in both capstan and low profile versions.

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.

Product Features

  • The all new stainless steel RC8-6 fully automatic rope/chain windlass is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 6mm/7mm (1/4”) chain spliced to 12mm (1/2”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope.
  • The larger stainless steel RC88 can be used with 8mm (5/16”) chain spliced to 14mm (9/16”) three strand or 8-plait rope.
  • The ingeniously designed rope/chain gypsy (chainwheel) is able to accommodate a wide range of chain pitch differences within the specified chain size diameters suitable for use with the RC8 Series.
  • A sleek, Low Profile version and a MAX-grip™ capstan drum version, with drum made in chromed bronze, are available.
  • Simple two piece installation saves time and money and allows easy retrofitting without disassembly of the windlass.
  • Unique spacer tube design allows installation through virtually any deck thickness and the multiple mounting positions and self aligning gearbox ensure optimal location of gearbox and motor in virtually all installation situations.
  • The RC8 features Maxwell’s revolutionary, and patented, new Wave Design™ chainwheel.
  • The heavy duty stainless steel pressure arm is designed to effectively help grasp the rope/chain splice, giving the RC8 an unparalleled level of performance. In combination with a heavy duty, large wire diameter, stainless steel pre-loaded spring, the pressure arm always exerts maximum control pressure.
  • The RC8 works just as effectively with all-chain rodes.
  • Huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Full disassembly capability of the topworks utilising only the handle provided and an Allen key.
  • Manual override and Free Fall, using the emergency crank/clutch handle provided.
  • Sealed oil bath and marine-grade hard anodised, alloy gearbox provides maximum output via a precision worm and worm wheel.

Product Includes

  • Windlass
  • On/Off breaker panel
  • Reversing solenoid
  • Up/Down panel switch
  • Handle

Model: RC8 (6mm/7mm) RC8 (8mm)
A 210mm 210mm
B1 83mm 83mm
B2 (with Capstan) 146mm 146mm
C 156mm 156mm
D 200mm 208mm
E 245mm 272mm
F 383mm 410mm
G (Std deck clearance) 65mm 65mm
H 40mm 40mm
I 66mm 66mm
J 44mm 44mm
Model Maximum Pull Static Hold Chain Short Link Rope Size Chain Speed (Normal work load) Rope Speed (Normal work load) Power Supply (DC) Motor Power Net Weight (Low profile)
350kg 1200kg 6mm/7mm 12mm 28m/min 24m/min 12V or 24V 600W 12.5kg
600kg 1200kg 8mm 14 -16mm 32m/min 28m/min 12V or 24V 1000W 16.5kg
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Maxwell RC8-8 Windlass with Capstan - 12V, 5/16" Chain & 5/8" Rope
Original Price: $ 2,223.75
MAP Price: $ 1,300.90
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