Rope/Chain Anchor Winch RC8-6 Series
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Rope/Chain Anchor Winch RC8-6 Series
Rope/Chain Anchor Winch RC8-6 Series
Rope/Chain Anchor Winch RC8-6 Series
Rope/Chain Anchor Winch RC8-6 Series
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Rope/Chain Anchor Winch RC8-6 Series
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The stainless steel (AISI 316) RC8 Series of automatic rope/chain anchor winches are Maxwell’s mid-range models in the highly success RC Series Windlass Range

Features and benefits
  • The stainless steel (AISI 316) RC8-6 Series incorporates chromed bronze chainwheel, designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 6 mm/7 mm (1/4”) chain spliced to 12 mm (1/2”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope
  • The more powerful RC8-8 can be used with 8 mm (5/16”)chain spliced to 16 mm (5/8”) three strand or 8-plait rope
  • The ingenious Wave Design™ rope/chain gypsy(chainwheel) is able to accommodate a wide range of chain pitch differences within the specified chain size diameter suitable for use with the RC8 Series
  • A sleek, Low Profile version and a fluted stainless steel capstan drum version, 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, Wave Design™ chainwheel.
  • The heavy duty stainless steel (AISI 316) 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 top works 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
  • Every Maxwell RC8 automatic rope/chain windlass comes with the topworks, gear box, motor and dual-direction solenoid. Switches and circuit breaker are available and need to be ordered separately.

    Model RC8-6 (6/7 mm-1/4”)
    Maximum Pull/Lift 350 kg / 770 lbs
    Static Hold 1200 kg / 2640 lbs
    Chain Short Link 6/7 mm - 1/4”
    Rope Size (Nylon)*
    (3 strand or 8 plait recommended)
    12 mm - 1/2”
    Chain Speed (Anchor Retrieval) 28 m/min - 92 ft/min
    Rope Speed (Anchor Retrieval) 24 m/min - 79 ft/min
    Power Supply (DC) 12 or 24 V
    Motor Power 600 W
    Net Weight 12.5 kg / 27.5 lbs
    * Refer to owners manual for rope size variations

    Model RC8-6 (6/7 mm-1/4”)
    A 210 mm / 8 5/16”
    B1 83 mm / 3 5/16”
    B2 (with Capstan) 146 mm / 5 3/4”
    C 156 mm / 6 3/16”
    D 200 mm / 7 7/8”
    E 245 mm / 9 5/8”
    F 383 mm / 15”
    G (Std deck clearance) ^ 65 mm / 2 1/2”
    H 40 mm / 1 5/8”
    I 66 mm / 2 5/8”
    J 44 mm / 1 3/4”
    ^ extra deck clearance models available. Contact your Maxwell dealer.

    Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper or alternative snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while laying at anchor. The chain stopper and alternative snubbing system should also be used to secure the anchor in the fully raised position while under way.
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    Vertical Rope/Chain Series RC8-6 • RC8-8 Specifications

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    Most orders are shipped within 2 - 5 Days

    Shipping rates

    Orders delivered to Australian Post Codes under $499 attract an $18.00 shipping charge.

    Orders of $499 or more ship free.*

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