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Maxwell RC Series RC10-8 Vertical Rope / Chain Windlass

  • Gypsy / Drum, Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 1000, Draw: 85 Amps
  • Chain: 5/16" Short Link, Line Size: 5/8"
  • Finish Stainless Steel, Maximum Pull: 1540 lbs
  • Item #: 
    Model #: 
    RC10-8 CAPSTAN 12V
    Shipping Weight: 
    54.60 Lbs.
    List Price: 
    Status:      In Stock


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    Package Includes:

    • RC10-8 Vertical Rope / Chain Windlass
    • Dual direction solenoid pack
    • Circuit breaker / isolator panel
    • Up/down remote control panel
    • Emergency crank / clutch release handle


    • The RC10-8 fully automatic windlass series is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 5/16" short link chain and 5/8" three strand or 8-plait rope.
    • Dual direction, power up and down operation via helm station controls or foredeck foot switches (also refer available options).
    • Sleek, low profile and "Max-Grip" capstan drum versions are available to suit individual user preference.
    • 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 top works utilizing handle provided, a screw driver and an allen key. No special tools required.
    • The RC10 is manufactured from marine grade 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 longer, heavy duty, large wire diameter, stainless steel pre-loaded spring, the pressure arm always exerts maximum control pressure as it pivots on a trouble free brass bearing.
    • The RC10 works just as effectively with all chain rodes for those who desire a low profile, elegantly styled windlass on their foredeck.
    • The stripper assembly design is based on the proven Freedom and Liberty models ensuring years of trouble free use.
    • Huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker.
    • Two DC motor sizes available (1000 watt and 1200 watt) to meet the anchor rode hauling demands of every skipper. Motors are heavy duty, dual direction, isolated ground type, with durable class F insulation specifically designed for marine winches and are easily removed for routine servicing.
    • Cone type clutch/brake mechanism permits manual, "free fall" anchoring.
    • Sealed oil bath and marine grade hard anodized, alloy gearbox provides high efficiency output drive via precision worm and wormwheel.


    Maximum Pull
    1540 lbs
    Chain Speed
    79' / minute
    Rope Speed
    65' / minute
    Power Supply
    12 volt
    1000 watts
    Rope Size
    Short link 5/16"
    Standard deck clearance


    RC10 (8mm)
    230mm, 9 1/8"
    89mm, 3 1/2"
    B2 (with Capstan)
    168mm, 6 5/8"
    170mm, 6 3/4"
    251mm, 10"
    272mm, 10 3/4"
    410mm, 16 1/4"
    G (Std deck clearance)
    100mm, 4"
    43mm, 1 3/4"
    66mm, 2 5/8"
    44mm, 1 3/4"


    Maxwell Stainless Steel Anchor Swivel
    Item #: 001745
  • Applications: 1/4" to 5/16" Chain, Anchor Shank Up to 5/16"
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Working Load is 750 kg or 1,650 lbs
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell Compact Wireless Remote Windlass Controller
    Item #: 001747
  • Radio Controller Supplied with Receiver, Wiring and Multi-Plugs
  • Suitable for Direct Connection to All Windlasses
  • Floats, Waterproof Rating: IP67
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell HRC Series HRC10-8 Horizontal Windlass with Capstan
    Item #: 001743
  • Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 1000, Draw: 85 Amps
  • Chain: 5/16" Short Link , Line Size: 5/8"
  • Anodized Aluminum, Maximum Pull: 1540 lbs
  •  Include

    MAP Price

    Model #:
    Maxwell Series Wound Replacement Windlass Motor
    Item #: 012354
  • Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 1000
  • Application: 800 / 1000 Windlass Motor with (SW) Series Wound Motors
  • (3) Studs on Motor, Mount: (4) Hole Flange Motor, Replaces Model P11112
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell Maxset 16 Galvanized Plow Anchor - 35 Lbs
    Item #: 012359
  • Approximate Boat Length: 30 to 35 Feet
  • Weight: 35 Lbs
  • Material: Galvanized Steel
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell Chain Stopper
    Item #: 002040
  • Chain Size: 5/16" (8 mm)
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Chain Stoppers Hold the Chain and Take the Load off a Windlass
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell AA150 Rode Counter
    Item #: 012224
  • Includes Console Unit, Sensor and Magnet
  • Power Supply: 12 / 24 Volt DC, Current Consumption: 30 mA
  • Monitors All-Chain or Rope / Chain Anchor Rode Length from Helm
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell Windlass Seal Kit
    Item #: 001800
  • Spare Seal Kit for Freedom Series 1000 and 1500 Rope / Chain Windlasses
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell Gearbox Bearing Kit
    Item #: 001801
  • Spare Gearbox Bearing Kit for Maxwell VC1000 Windlass
  • For Maxwell Windlasses
  •  Include

    Model #:
    Maxwell RC Series RC12-10 Vertical Windlass with Capstan
    Item #: 012363
  • Gypsy / Drum, Select Voltage
  • Chain Size: 3/8", Line Size: 3/4"
  • Finish Stainless Steel, Maximum Pull: 2500 lbs
  •  Include

    MAP Price

    Model #:
    Multiple Voltage Choices Available
    Maxwell RC Series RC12-12 Vertical Windlass With Capstan
    Item #: 012367
  • Gypsy / Drum, Select Voltage
  • Chain Size: 1/2", Line Size: 3/4"
  • Finish Stainless Steel, Maximum Pull: 3500 lbs
  •  Include

    MAP Price

    Model #:
    Multiple Voltage Choices Available

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