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Maxwell RC Series RC10-8 Vertical Rope / Chain Windlass
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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 #:  012222
    Brand:  Maxwell
    Model #:  RC10-8 CAPSTAN 12V
    Shipping Weight:  54.60 Lbs.
    List Price:   $2,971.50
      MAP Price:   $2,228.63
    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"

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