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 Maxwell HRC10 Horizontal Windlass - 5/16" 1000W 12V  Maxwell HRC10 Horizontal Windlass - 5/16" 1000W 12V Free Shipping  Binnacle.com #: 40754  Our Price: $2,159.00   Maxwell Windlasses 
 Maxwell RC8 Windlass - 5/16" 1000W 12V  Maxwell RC8 Windlass - 5/16" 1000W 12V Free Shipping  Binnacle.com #: 39533  Our Price: $1,599.00   Maxwell Windlasses 
 Maxwell HRC-FF 8 Horizontal Windlass - 5/16 in. Short Link 12V DC 600W  Maxwell HRC-FF 8 Horizontal Windlass - 5/16 in. Short Link 12V DC 600W Free Shipping  Binnacle.com #: 40753  Our Price: $1,039.00   Maxwell Windlasses 
 Maxwell RC8 Windlass with Capstan - 5/16 in. 12V DC 1000W  Maxwell RC8 Windlass with Capstan - 5/16 in. 12V DC 1000W Free Shipping  Binnacle.com #: 40751  Our Price: $1,639.00   Maxwell Windlasses 
 Maxwell RC10 Windlass Lo Profile - 3/8 in. 12V DC 1200W  Maxwell RC10 Windlass Lo Profile - 3/8 in. 12V DC 1200W Free Shipping  Binnacle.com #: 40752  Our Price: $2,039.00   Maxwell Windlasses 
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How to choose a Windlass


A Windlass is essentially an electric winch that is installed in the bow of a boat and used for winching up an anchor and anchor rode. There are two main types of Windlasses - Horizontal and Vertical. This refers to the position of the windlass motor. Horizontal windlasses such as the Lofrans Tigres sit above the deck and the motor is horizontal in position. The vertical windlass has a lower profile because the motor is positioned vertically below the deck. The horizontal windlass typically has the gypsy positioned  perpendicular to the deck and the vertical windlass gypsy is positioned parrallel to the deck.
Almost all windlasses come with a solenoid/control box but most do not include the foot switches, circuit breaker, toggle switch or wiring required for a new install. Check the windlass specifications to see what size wire and breaker is required for safe operation. The most common gypsy sizes are 5/16 HT, 3/8 HT and 3/8 BBB. Make sure you know your chain size before ordering the windlass. The chain size/type is typically stamped on the links. Another consideration when choosing a windlass is the motor size or wattage output. Most windlass motors range from 700 watts to 1500 watts for the Lofrans Tigres. You want to make sure you have enough pulling power to raise your anchor and rode.

Lofrans X2 Windlass  Lofrans X2 Vertical Windlass


Lofrans Tigres Windlass Lofrans Tigres Horizontal Windlass

Lewmar ProFish Windlass Lewmar ProFish Windlass