Vertical Windlass (Model VW10-10)
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Vertical Windlass (Model VW10-10)
Vertical Windlass (Model VW10-10)
Vertical Windlass (Model VW10-10)
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Vertical Windlass (Model VW10-10)
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The VW Series of anchor winches are designed for traditional rope and chain combination anchor rodes, where manual transfer of the rode from the rope warping drum to the chainwheel is required.

The VW10 evolved from the demand for a vertical windlass that could be used in a horizontally installed configuration, but which would also, interactively handle a rope/chain rode. The chainwheels on traditional VW models could be used with chain only rodes. The VW10, capable of automatically handling up to 10 mm (3/8”) chain and 16 mm (5/8”) rope, is ideally suited for use in sailing boat anchor lockers, where space considerations are critical. Quick and easy to install and available with or without independent warping capstan, the VW10 is destined to become an instant hit in this unique niche market.

Features and benefits
  • Provides the versatility of operating two anchors from onewinch
  • Functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip™ snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes
  • Permits use of traditional shackle and thimble rope and chain connection
  • Allows alternative mounting horizontally on a fore and aft bulkhead inside chain locker for below deck installation
  • High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marine grade stainless steel (AISI 316) and chromed bronze, for long term durability
  • Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual ‘Free Fall’anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control
  • Chainwheel locking pawl (except on VW500 and VW10)
  • Simplified through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the top works utilising marine-grade stainless steel (AISI 316) bolts
  • Anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer on 500, 1000 and1500 models
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
  • Easily disassembled for servicing

    Model VW10-10
    Maximum Pull/Lift 850 kg / 1870 lbs
    Static Hold 1500 kg / 3300 lbs
    Chain Short Link 10 mm / 3/8”
    Line Speed** (Normal Working) 24 m/min / 79 ft/min
    Power Supply (DC) 12 or 24 V
    Motor (Watts) 1200 W
    Net Weight (Electric) 20 kg / 44 lbs
    Hydraulic Pressure N/A
    Hydraulic Flow N/A
    Net Weight (Hyd) N/A
    ** Winch performance when hauling rope with capstan.
    Chain speed may vary depending on size of chain and gypsy.

    Model VW10-10
    A 66 mm / 2 5/8”
    B 168 mm / 6 5/8”
    C 43 mm / 1 3/4”
    D 252 mm / 10”
    E 272 mm / 10 3/4”
    F 172 mm / 6 7/8”
    G (Std deck clearance)** 100 mm / 4”
    G (Extra deck clearance) ^ N/A
    H (Working height of drum for rope warping) 44 mm / 1 3/4”
    I 140 mm / 5 5/8”
    **For VW1000 and VW1500 shorter deck clearance version also available at 50 mm (2”)
    ^ A deck clearance increase will also increase the ‘D’ measurement by the same increment.

    *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.
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    Vertical Windlass 500 • VW10 • 1000 • 1500 • 2500 • 3500 Specifications

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    Orders of $499 or more ship free.*

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