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Maxwell VW Series VW1500 Vertical Windlass

Maxwell VW Series VW1500 Vertical Windlass

  • Gypsy / Drum, Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 1200, Draw: 100 Amps
  • Chain: 3/8" BBB
  • Finish: Heavy Chrome over Bronze Alloy, Maximum Pull: 1870 lbs
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    • Provides the versatility of operating two anchors from one winch.
    • Rope hauling from any direction using independent 'MAX-grip'™ warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel.
    • Permits use of traditional shackle and thimble rope and chain connection.
    • Alternative horizontal mounting inside chain locker for below deck installation.
    • High-quality finish on above deck components. Heavy chrome over marine-grade alloy bronze.
    • Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual "free-fall" anchoring.
    • Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control.
    • Chainwheel locking pawl (except 500 and 800 Series).
    • Simplified through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the top works utilizing marine-grade stainless steel studs.
    • The gearbox has a high efficiency output drive with heavy-duty, wide-face, precision, bronze spur gears in a sealed oil bath. (Specifications differ depending on motor and winch rating)
    • Marine-grade alloy gearbox housing, finished with a two coat paint system.
    • Oil level inspection sight glass for quick inspection of correct oil level.
    • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches. Isolated ground type, with durable class F insulation. Easily removed for servicing


    • Circuit Breaker/Isolator Panel (supplied with DC units only)
    • Footswitch (supplied with DC units only)
    • Chainwheel
    • Emergency crank handle and clutch control lever


    Maximum Pull 1870 lbs
    Line Speed** (Normal Working) 56 ft/min
    Power Supply (DC) 12 or 24 V
    Motor (Watts) 1200 W
    Chain Sizes (Short Link) 3/8" BBB
    Standard Deck Clearance 4"

    ** Winch performance when hauling rope with capstan. Chain speed may vary depending on size of chain and gypsy.


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