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Maxwell RC Series RC6 Vertical Rope / Chain Windlass

Maxwell RC Series RC6 Vertical Rope / Chain Windlass

  • Rope / Chain Gypsy, Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 500, Draw: 42 Amps
  • Chain Size: 1/4" HT Short Link, Line Size: 1/2" 3-Strand or 8-Plait
  • Finish: Stainless Steel, Maximum Pull: 770 lbs
  • Item #: 
    Model #: 

    RC-6 12V

    Shipping Weight: 
    22.00 Lbs.
    List Price: 
    Status:    null In Stock

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    Windlass Selection Guide

    See an explanation of chain sizes and types

    Click Here for an Owner's Manual for this Product

    Package Includes:

    • Maxwell RC6 Series Windlass
    • Dual direction solenoid pack
    • Circuit breaker / isolator panel
    • Up/down remote control panel
    • Emergency crank / clutch release handle

    • Maxwell RC6 Series Windlasses are fully automatic rope/chain anchor winches
    • The RC-6 utilizes 1/4” (6 mm / 7 mm) chain spliced to 1/2” (12 mm ) 3-Strand or 8-Plait rope
    • The revolutionary and patented Wave Design™ chainwheel is able to accommodate a wide range of chain pitch differences, within the specified chain size diameters, suitable for use with the RC6
    • 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 available only as a low profile unit (no optional capstan drum)
    • Every Maxwell automatic rope/chain windlass comes complete with all the necessary components for fully automatic dual direction control in a competitively priced package

    Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper or snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while lying at anchor. The chainstopper and alternative snubbing system should also be used to secure the anchor in the fully raised position while under way.


    Maximum Pull 770 lbs (300 kg)
    * All Acceptable Chain Types 1/4" HT/BBB or 6 mm / 7 mm Short Link Marine Chain **
    Line Size 1/2" (12 mm) 3-Strand or 8-Plait
    Power Supply 12 Volts DC
    Motor 500 Watts
    Chain Speed (Normal Working) 79 ft/min (24 m/min)
    Line Speed (Normal Working) 69 ft/min (24 m/min)
    Net Weight (Electric) 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)

    **The Maxwell Wave Design Chain Wheels used across the RC Series meet DIN 766, EN818, ISO4565, Grade L (AUS), ISO (G30 G43) and limited NACM standards


    Model RC6 1/4" (7 mm)
    A 7-3/4" (196 mm)
    B1 3-3/16" (80 mm)
    C 5-3/4" (145 mm)
    D 8-1/8" (205 mm)
    E 4"
    F 1-9/16" 9039 mm

    Documentation available at the following links:

    Windline AT-3 Anchor Tensioner
    Item #: 000972
  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" L x 2" W x 1-1/2" H
  • Function: Holds Anchors up to 90 lbs Securely
  • Includes Safety Quick Release
  •  Include
    Model #:
    ACCO Grade 43 (G4) Domestic High Test ISO Chain
    Item #: 001142
  • Chain Size: 1/4", Working Load Limit: 2,600 lbs, Sold by: Foot
  • Material: Carbon Steel, Finish: Hot Dip Galvanized
  • Application: Anchor / Windlass Chain with Short Link, High Tensile Strength
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    Model #:
    Chicago Hardware Eye To Eye Swivel
    Item #: 002933EY1014
  • Size: 1/4", Working Load: 860 Lb
  • Type: Forged Eye To Eye
  • Material: Galvanized Steel
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    Model #:
    Chicago Hardware Jaw To Eye Swivel
    Item #: 002934JWE014
  • Size: 1/4", Working Load: 860 Lb
  • Type: Forged Jaw To Eye
  • Material: Galvanized Steel
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    Model #:
    Maxwell Stainless Steel Anchor Swivel
    Item #: 002936ASW6-8
  • 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
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    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
  • Waterproof Rating: IP67
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    Model #:
    Maxwell HRC Series HRC6 Horizontal Windlass
    Item #: 001741
  • Gypsy Only, Power: 12 Volt DC, 600 Watts, Draw: 35 Amps
  • Chain Size: 1/4" HT Short Link, Line Size: 1/2" 3-Strand or 8-Plait
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum, Maximum Pull: 900 lbs
  •  Include
    MAP Price

    Model #:
    Maxwell MaxSet Galvanized Plow Anchor
    Item #: 002989MAX013
  • Approximate Boat Length: 15 to 18 Feet
  • Weight: 13 Lbs
  • Material: Galvanized Steel
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    Model #:
    Defender Splicing Service - Chain Rode Splice - 8 Plait
    Item #: 850146
  • Line Diameters: 1/2" to 3/4"
  • Note: Add 12" to Line Length for Splice (Back Splice)
  • Line Type: 8 Plait, Chain Type: BBB or G4 High Test - Windlass Compatible
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    Defender Pre-Made Anchor Rode - 8 Plait Rope Spliced to High Test Chain
    Item #: 001450
  • Line Diameter: 1/2", Line Length: 230'
  • Chain Diameter: 1/4", Chain Length: 20'
  • Line Type: 8 Plait Line, Chain Type: G4 High Test, Total Rode Length: 250 Feet
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