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Muir 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)
VR/VRC 600 16-29
VR/VRC 850 26-35
VR/VRC 1000 32-42
VR/VRC 1200 32-49
VR/VRC 1250 32-42
VR/VRC 2200 38-48
VR/VRC 2500 45-64
VR/VRC 3500 48-77
VR/VRC 4000 58-83
VFF600 16-29
VFF1050 219-42
VFF2200 39-52
DW08 / DFF08 16-26
DW10 / DFF10 26-34
DW12 / DFF12 34-40
DW15 / DFF15 40-47
H600S 16-26
HFF600S 16-26
H900 20-37
HR700 / HFF700 26-35
HR1600 Cougar 29-42
HR2500 Cheetah 42-55
HR3500 Jaguar 45-65
HR4000 Thor 58-77
HR4200 Thor 58-80
VC 500 19-38
VC 650 26-36
VC 800 26-36
VC 850 29-45
VC 2000 36-67
VC 2500 45-70
VC 3500 51-86
VC 4000 58-83
VM/VMC 500 19-38
VM/VMC 500 Hawser 19-39

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