Maxwell Winches
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Features

RC6:
  • The combined stainless steel and chromed bronze RC6 Series utilises 6mm/7mm (1/4") chain spliced to 12mm (1/2”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope.
  • The RC6 features Maxwell’s revolutionary, and patented, new Wave Design™ chainwheel.
  • Providing most of the features of the larger RC8, the RC6 has been designed with the smaller, trailer boat market in mind.
  • The in-line, vertical gearbox and motor means quick and easy installation by either the boat yard or the DIY aftermarket customer.
  • An inexpensive, high performance and great looking windlass; the RC6 is built for durability and years of trouble free use.
  • The RC6 is a Low Profile unit (no optional capstan drum).
RC8:
  • The all new stainless steel RC8-6 fully automatic rope/chain windlass is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 6mm/7mm (1/4”) chain spliced to 12mm (1/2”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope.
  • The larger stainless steel RC88 can be used with 8mm (5/16”) chain spliced to 14mm (9/16”) three strand or 8-plait rope.
  • The ingeniously designed rope/chain gypsy (chainwheel) is able to accommodate a wide range of chain pitch differences within the specified chain size diameters suitable for use with the RC8 Series.
  • A sleek, Low Profile version and a MAX-grip™ capstan drum version, with drum made in chromed bronze, 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, new Wave Design™ chainwheel.
  • The heavy duty stainless steel 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 topworks 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.
RC10:
  • The combined stainless steel and chromed bronze RC10 fully automatic windlass series is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 8mm (5/16”) and 10mm (3/8”) short link chain and 14mm and 16mm (5/8”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope.
  • 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.
  • Full disassembly capability of the topworks utilising only the handle provided and an Allen key.
  • The RC10 is manufactured from marine-grade 316 stainless steel and chromed bronze for long term durability. The heavy duty stainless steel pressure arm, coupled with the unique rope/chain gypsy, is designed to effectively grasp the splice between rope and chain, giving the RC10 an unparalleled level of performance.
  • In combination with a heavy duty, large wire diameter, stainless steel pre-loaded spring, the pressure arm pivots on a trouble free bearing, thereby exerting maximum control pressure on the rode and splice.
  • The RC10 works just as effectively with all chain rodes for those who desire a Low Profile, elegantly styled windlass on their foredeck.
  • Huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Cone type clutch/brake mechanism permits manual, Free Fall anchoring.
  • Sealed oil bath and marine-grade hard anodised, alloy gearbox provides maximum output via a precision worm and worm wheel.
RC12:
  • The RC12 fully automatic windlass series is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 10mm (3/8”) short link chain and 16mm (5/8”) to 20mm (3/4”) three strand or 8-Plait rope (RC12-10) and 12mm/13mm (1/2”) short link chain and 20mm (3/4”) three strand or 8-Plait rope (RC12-12).
  • With a maximum pull of 1590 kg (3500 lb), and an anchor retrieval rate of 15m/min (50ft/min), the RC12-12 is one of the fastest and gruntiest windlasses in its class.
  • A sleek, Low Profile version and a fluted stainless steel capstan drum version, are available.
  • The all new RC12 is packed with patented innovative features combined with Maxwell’s traditionally classic aesthetics, but reflecting the modern form follows function of the highly successful RC6, RC8 and RC10 series windlasses.
  • The elegantly designed deckplate and chainpipe cover are manufactured in polished marine-grade 316 stainless steel, as are the heavy duty pressure arm, stripper, chainwheel and fluted capstan drum.
  • The huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Double cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits Free Fall anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement, ensuring safe and precise operator control.
  • The RC12 features Maxwell’s revolutionary and patented new Wave Design™ chainwheel. Refer to RC6 page for more information about this innovative feature.
  • Emergency manual retrieval is made simple and easy with Maxwell’s unique Active Latch Ratchet System operation that prevents backwind of the windlass during manual hauling of the anchor.
  • The Maxwell-designed, all new and innovative black, hard anodised gearbox provides numerous advantages: - Fast and easy windlass installation - More corrosion resistant - Easy to maintain and service - Takes up less room in the anchor locker - 75:1 Ratio (RC12-10) or 100:1 Ratio (RC12-12), single stage design with less moving parts, for smoother and quieter operation - Allows for multi-positioning of the gearbox/motor.
RC12HD:
  • Double cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits free-fall deployment of the anchors without operating the windlass motor, cone clutches provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control.
  • Emergency manual retrieval is made simple and easy with the standard tment 'active latch ratchet system' which prevents back winding of the windlass during manual recovery.
  • Various hydraulic motor displacements available to suit pressure/ ow available on board.
Every Maxwell automatic rope/chain windlass comes complete with all the necessary components for fully automatic dual direction control in a competitively priced package.
RC Rope/Chain Series Series Feature Image
 
MAX GripStandard Equipment
Dual direction solenoid pack
Emergency crank/clutch release handle
Clutch release handle
Optional Extras
Extra deck clearance
Capstan model
Up/down remote control panel
Chain Stopper
Chain Snubber
AutoAnchor Rode Counter
Foot switches
Circuit breaker/isolator panel