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Maxwell Windlasses Selection Guide

This chart serves as a basic guide to assist in selecting the appropriate anchor winch system for your boat.

Please note: Size, displacement and type of vessel, as well as anchoring conditions, must be taken into consideration when selecting an anchor winch. Vessels of heavy displacement or high windage will require larger windlasses.

All systems assumethe use of a chain stopper, chain snubber or mooring cleat to remove the load when setting or breaking the anchor loose. The maximum pulling capacity of the windlass should not be less than three times the total weight of the ground tackle.

Windlass Boat Length Overall (ft)
RC6 15-27
RC8-6 20-32
RC8-8 27-45
RC10-8 27-47
RC10-10 30-52
RC12-10 35-55
RC12-12 40-67
AnchorMax 15-32
HRC-6 15-35
HRC-8 27-45
HRC10-8 27-47
HRC10-10 30-52
VC/VW/VWC/HWC 500 22-37
VC/VW/VWC/HWC 1000 27-42
VC/VW/VWC/HWC 1500 30-53
VC/VW/VWC/HWC 2200 37-58
VC/VW/VWC/HWC 2500 40-61
VC/VW/VWC/HWC 3500 45-68


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