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Maxwell HRC Series HRC-8 Horizontal Windlass

  • Gypsy Only, Power: 12 Volt DC, 600 Watts, Draw: 50 Amps
  • Chain Size: 5/16" HT Short Link, Line Size: 9/16" 3-Strand or 8-Plait
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum, Maximum Pull: 900 lbs
  • Item #: 
    Model #: 
    Shipping Weight: 
    28.30 Lbs.
    List Price: 
    Status:      In Stock


    Windlass Selection Guide

    See an explanation of chain sizes and types

    Click Here for an Owner's Manual for this Product


    • The Maxwell HRCFF8-8 Windlass is designed for boats up to 45 feet, the compact HRC 8 is Maxwell's horizontal version of their vertical RC 8 automatic rope / chain windlasses
    • These sleek units incorporate Maxwell's automatic free fall technology
    • Trouble-Free rode transition is guaranteed by means of an innovative, proven and patented pressure arm system, within a safe, enclosed design
    • The HRC 8 has a patented uniquely designed chain wheel that will accommodate ANY 5/16" or 8 mm marine grade chain spliced to 9/16" rope
    • Aesthetically pleasing above deck design, encapsulating the motor and drive in an IP66 rated watertight case, saving space below deck and allowing simple routine maintenance.
    • Case Material: Anodized Aluminum
    • High-pressure die cast, marine-grade, alloy case is chromate passivated and polyester powder coated for unsurpassed marine protection.
    • Simple bolt down installation ensures effortless and rapid on-deck installation and set up.
    • Proven and patented pressure arm system, within a safe, enclosed design, guarantees trouble free rode transition from rope to chain.
    • Integrated composite nylon, through deck hawse pipe for ease of installation and smooth, snag free operation.
    • High efficiency spur gearbox incorporating a robust non-backwind mechanism.
    • High speed, jam free retrieval of rope and chain controlled from a remote panel mounted Up/down switch.
    • Emergency free fall function in the event of onboard power failure.
    • High quality Stainless Steel chainwheels
    • Heavy duty, dual direction motor incorporating new technology features, including integrated wiring for quick electrical installation, is easily removed for simple routine electric brush maintenance.
    • Trouble free transition from rope to chain by means of an innovative pressure arm system within a safer enclosed design
    • Exclusive Maxwell 3 YEAR Limited Warranty

    Important : Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper or snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while laying 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
    *All Acceptable Chain Types
    5/16" HT/BBB or 8mm Short Link Marine Chain **
    Rope Size (Nylon)***
    (3 strand or 8 plait)****
    Line Speed
    (Anchor retrieval
    nominal 30kg)
    Power Supply (DC)
    Motor Power
    Circuit Breaker
    Net Weight (Electric)

    **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

    *** Note: Refer to owners manual for rope size variations
    **** Note: Recommended: 8-Plait

    Click Here for an Owner's Manual for this Product

    Package Includes:

    • Maxwell HRCFF8-8 Windlass
    • On / Off breaker Panel
    • Reversing solenoid up/down
    • Panel switch
    • Clutch release handle

    Acco G-4 Hi-Test Galvanized Chain
    Item #: 001143
  • Chain Size: 5/16", Sold Per Foot
  • Working Load Limit: 3,900 lbs.
  • Has the Highest Strength to Weight Ratio
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    Model #:
    Maxwell HRC Series HRC10-10 Horizontal Windlass with Capstan
    Item #: 001744
  • Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 1200, Draw: 100 Amps
  • Chain Size: 3/8" HT Short Link, Line Size: 5/8" 3-Strand or 8-Plait
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum, Maximum Pull: 1870 lbs
  •  Include

    MAP Price

    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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    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 HRC10-8 Horizontal Windlass with Capstan
    Item #: 001743
  • Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 1000, Draw: 85 Amps
  • Chain Size: 5/16" HT Short Link , Line Size: 5/8" 3-Strand or 8-Plait
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum, Maximum Pull: 1540 lbs
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    MAP Price

    Model #:
    Maxwell RC Series RC8-6 Vertical Windlass
    Item #: 012356
  • Gypsy / Drum, Power: 12 Volt DC, 600 Watts, Draw: 50 Amps
  • Chain Size: 1/4", Line Size: 1/2"
  • Finish Stainless Steel, Maximum Pull: 770 lbs
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    MAP Price

    Model #:
    Maxwell Stainless Steel Chain Stopper
    Item #: 002937CST8--
  • Chain Size: 5/16" (8 mm)
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Chain Stoppers Hold the Chain and Take the Load off a Windlass
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    Model #:
    Acco BBB Galvanized Chain - Bulk
    Item #: 012026
  • Chain Size: 5/16", Pail Of 92'
  • Working Load Limit: 1,900 lbs.
  • BBB Has Compact Links for Extra Flexibility
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    Model #:
    Wichard Chain Grip Hook
    Item #: 003358CGH008
  • Function: Provides Safer and Quieter Anchoring
  • Function: Relieves Tension on the Anchor Chain
  • Chain Size: 5/16" / 8 mm All Types and 3/8" / 10 mm G3 and G4
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