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Maxwell Marine Windlasses are now Chain Counter Ready
Date: 19 May 2009
Maxwell Marine are now supplying all windlasses ready for quick chain counter fitting. The chainwheels are fitted with a magnet and deck plates are drilled to allow for easy insertion of the magnet sensor. Plus, the new Maxwell AutoAnchor plug and play sensor connectors make wiring much quicker. Installing a chain counter as part of your windlass system has always been the safest option, but many customers found the drilling and soldering too difficult. Now that Maxwell has done the preparation, and wiring is easy, it is a simple choice to add an AutoAnchor to your boat.
Using a chain counter with your windlass makes the anchoring process easier, quicker and safer. Knowing that you have deployed the correct length of anchor rode for your boat and anchoring conditions means stress free boating and will give confidence to be more adventurous, especially for owners who are only accustomed to moorings and marinas.
Maxwell's AutoAnchor windlass controls and chain counters offer a solution for every size boat, from the simple AA150 console mounted rode counter, to the AA560 rode counter/controller, to the new AA710 wireless hand held remote rode counter, windlass and bow thruster controller.
For customers with older windlasses - drilling templates for magnet fitting are available from Maxwell Marine directly, please do not hesitate to contact any of our distributors or our Head Office for information.