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Maxwell HRC Series HRC6 Horizontal Windlass

  • 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
  • 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 HRC6 Windlass is designed for boats up to 35 feet
    • The compact HRC 6 is Maxwell's horizontal version of their vertical RC 6 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 6 has a patented uniquely designed chain wheel will that will accommodate ANY 1/4" , 6 mm marine grade chain spliced to 1/2 " 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
    1/4" HT/BBB or 6mm/7m 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 Line: 8-Plait

    Click Here for an Owner's Manual for this Product

    Package Includes:

    • Maxwell HRC6 Windlass
    • On / Off breaker Panel
    • Reversing solenoid up/down
    • Panel switch
    • Clutch release handle
    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


    Maxwell HRC Series HRC-8 Horizontal Windlass
    Item #: 001742
  • 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
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    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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    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 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 #:
    Suncor Stainless Steel HT Chain
    Item #: 011985
  • Chain Size: 1/4", Sold Per Foot
  • Working Load Limit: 2,000 lbs, Breaking Strength: 8,000 lbs.
  • Added Corrosion Resistance
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    Model #:
    Defender Pre-Made Anchor Rode - 8 Plait Rope Spliced to High Test Chain
    Item #: 001514
  • Line Diameter: 1/2", Line Length: 275'
  • Chain Diameter: 1/4", Chain Length: 25'
  • Line Type: 8 Plait Line, Chain Type: G4 High Test, Total Rode Length: 300 Feet
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