Maxwell HRC-FF 8 Horizontal Windlass - 5/16 in. Short Link 12V DC 600W #:  40753
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Maxwell HRC-FF 8 Horizontal Windlass - 5/16 in. Short Link 12V DC 600W


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Anodized aluminum, with a maximum pull of 900 lbs. Gypsy accepts 5/16"HT or 5/16"BBB short link chain, and 9/16" (14mm) rope. 12 Volt DC - 600 Watts, Draw: 50 Amps
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MFG Part#:   HRC FF-8
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Designed for boats up to 45 feet, the compact HRC-FF 8 is Maxwell's horizontal version of the Maxwell Vertical RC 8 automatic rope/chain windlass.

The Gypsy takes both 5/16 HT (G40, G43) and 5/16 BBB chain, as well as select 8mm chains. See Page 4 of Manual for rope and chain options.

This sleek unit incorporates Maxwell's automatic free fall technology. Trouble- Free rode transition is guaranteed by means of an innovative, proven and patented pressure arm system, within a safe, enclosed design. The HRC-FF 8 has a patented uniquely designed chain wheel that will accommodate ANY 5/16" or 8 mm marine grade short link chain spliced to 9/16" diameter 3-Strand or 8 plait rope.

Package Includes:

  • Windlass
  • On / Off breaker Panel
  • Reversing solenoid up/down
  • Panel switch
  • Clutch release handle


  • Aesthetically pleasing above deck design, encapsulating the motor and drive in an IP66 rated watertight case, saving space below deck and allowing simple routine maintenance.
  • Case Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • High-pressure die cast, marine-grade, alloy case is chromate passivated and polyester powder coated for unsurpassed marine protection.
  • Simple bolt down installation ensures effortless and rapid on-deck installation and set up.
  • Proven and patented pressure arm system, within a safe, enclosed design, guarantees trouble free rode transition from rope to chain.
  • Integrated composite nylon, through deck hawse pipe for ease of installation and smooth, snag free operation.
  • High efficiency spur gearbox incorporating a robust non-backwind mechanism.
  • High speed, jam free retrieval of rope and chain controlled from a remote panel mounted Up/down switch.
  • Emergency free fall function in the event of onboard power failure.
  • High quality Stainless Steel chainwheels
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor incorporating new technology features, including integrated wiring for quick electrical installation, is easily removed for simple routine electric brush maintenance.
  • Trouble free transition from rope to chain by means of an innovative pressure arm system within a safer enclosed design
  • Exclusive Maxwell 3 YEAR Limited Warranty

  Maxwell HRC FF-8 Horizontal Rope/Chain Anchor Windlass

  Maxwell HRC Chainwheel

  Maxwell HRCFF Brochure


Voltage (V) 12 V
Motor (W) 600
Maximum pull/lift (kg) 410
Static hold (kg) 700
Chain short link (mm) 6 - 7- 8
Net weight, electric (kg) 11,5
A (mm) 256
B (mm) 132
E (mm) 65
J (mm) 96,4
Rope size (nylon) (mm) 14
C1 (mm) 214
B2 (mm) 176
C2 (mm) 147
G (mm) 230
Line speed (anchor retrieval) (m) 33 m/min

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