In order to select the correct windlass for your boat, three questions should be answered:
Use our windlass selection chart found here to determine the general size of the windlass to be fitted to your boat by using length and displacement.
Examine the depth of the anchor locker to determine the fall that is available.
The fall is the vertical distance between the top of the anchor locker and the top of the anchor rode when the entire rode is completely stored inside.
The windlass is a retrieval device. The windlass retrieves the anchor and rode.
The windlass does not stow the rode inside the anchor locker gravity stows the rode.
You must know how much rode will fit into your locker by gravity. There has to be a free and clear area under the hawse pipe for the incoming rode. Otherwise, you will have to comb the rode back, keeping a clear and free space under the hawse pipe while retrieving the anchor.
A windlass is not a high-load bearing device. When at anchor your rode should be secured to a chain stopper, a cleat or other mooring point on the bow.
Having selected a vertical or horizontal windlass and determined the size required using the chart here,you can cross- check by using the following formula:
TOTAL WEIGHT OF GROUND TACKLE
PULLING POWER REQUIRED
Use x4 for all Horizontal windlass and Vertical windlass up to V5
Use x2 for V6 Vertical Windlass and above
Working Load, designed to allow prolonged anchor laying and retrieving
Please note this is an indication only. If in doubt please contact your Lewmar representative.
Horizontal Windlass Key Features:
Vertical Windlass Key Features:
Note: The windlasses do not stow the anchor rode in the anchor locker. Gravity stows the rode in the anchor locker. From time to time the pile of rode may have to be evacuated from under the windlasses hose pipe entrance to make room for the remaining rode.
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