Once you have decided on the windlass size, you can look at different topworks and drive options.
Maxwell offers several variations of topworks to meet the different demands of a range of installation requirements.
|VC Vertical Capstan
|| VW Vertical Windlass
||VWC Vertical Windlass with Chain Pipe
|A simple capstan that is driven in one
direction. It is used to control mooring lines.
||Consists of chain wheel and capstan, without
chain pipe. It suits installations where the
chain pipe has to be further away from the
windlass. It can also be used with combined
rope-chain anchor line where weight permits.
||The most commonly used topworks,
comprises chain wheel, capstan and chain
pipe integrated on the deck plate. This
compact design requires very small deck
area, yet offers handling of both anchor
chain and mooring rope.
|VWCLP Vertical Windlass with Chain Pipe
||HWC Horizontal Windlass with Chain Pipe and
||HWVC Horizontal Windlass with Chain Pipe
and Vertical Capstan
| In Low Profile (no capstan).
It is very convenient for installation under
a hatch or where space is limited. Can be
used whenever low profile is required, such
as on the decks of sailing yachts.
|| This type has all its components (including drive)
above deck. It is suitable where excessive deck
thickness makes vertical installation impractical
or where the under deck space is limited i.e.
multihull vessels. They have chainwheels and/or
capstans mounted on a horizontally laid shaft.
|| The same as HWC with the additional option
of a vertically installed capstan. The vertical
capstan is driven by a totally independent
drive. Any combination of capstans and
chain wheels to port or starboard is available.