Maxwell VWC 2500 Vertical Windlass Kit
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Maxwell VWC 2500 Vertical Windlass Kit

Maxwell VWC 2500 Vertical Windlass Kit

  • Gypsy / Drum, Power: 12 Volts DC, Watts: 1200, Draw: 100 Amps
  • Select Chain Size
  • Material: Stainless Steel, Maximum Pull: 2500 Lbs
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    90.35 Lbs.
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    Chain Size /Style
    Model #
    5/16 Inch BBB
    MAP Price: $4,261.13
    3/8 Inch BBB
    MAP Price: $4,261.13
    3/8 Inch HT
    MAP Price: $4,261.13
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    The VWC Series is designed for automatic vertical handling of chain-only anchoring rodes while offering an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.


    • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation
    • High-quality finish on above deck components manufactured from marine grade 316 Stainless Steel and chromed bronze for long term durability
    • Integral chain pipe and stripper are aligned for virtually jam-free operation providing automatic feed of chain into and out of the anchor locker
    • Port and starboard chain pipes for twin installations
    • Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual "free fall" anchoring - Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control
    • Clutch disengagement of the chainwheel enables independent rope hauling from any direction using the Max-grip™ snag-free warping drum for positive control of all ropes
    • Simple through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the topworks utilizing marine-grade Stainless Steel bolts
    • Anodized aluminum gearbox and spacer tube
    • Heavy duty, dual direction motor designed for marine winches

    General Specifications
    Static Hold 4840 lbs (2200 kg)
    Maximum Pull 2500 lbs (1135 kg)
    Chain Short Link 5/16" - 7/16" (9/11mm)
    Line Speed
    (normal working)
    50 ft/min (15m/min)
    Power Supply 12 or 24 Volts DC
    Motor Power 1200 Watts
    Net Weight (DC) 84 lbs (38 kg)
    Hydraulic Pressure 2000 PSI (138 bar)
    Hydraulic Flow 9.5 US gal/min (36 l/min)
    Net Weight (Hydraulic) 70 lbs (32 kg)
    A 3-11/16" (94mm)
    B 9-9/16" (242mm)
    B1 (Low Profile) 5-27/32" (148mm)
    C 3-5/32" (80mm)
    D 8-5/16" (210mm)
    E 11-1/8" (281mm)
    F 11-23/32" (297mm)
    G (Standard Deck Clearance) 4" (100mm)
    G (EDC - Extra Deck Clearance *) 8" (200mm)
    I 7-1/2" (190mm)
    * A deck clearance increase will also increase the "D" measurement by the same increment.

    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.
    Includes the Following Components:

    • A dual direction solenoid - P19045
    • Two foot switches - P19006
    • Up/Down panel switch - P102938
    • On/Off breaker panel - P100791
    • Emergency crank 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


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