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Lewmar VX1 Gypsy / Drum Windlass Kit

  • Rope / Chain Gypsy, Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 500, Draw: 126 Amps
  • Select Line and Chain Size
  • Finish: Stainless Steel
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    Chain Size*
    Model #
    1/4" HT (6 / 7 MM)
    500 WATTS
    1488 lb
      *In Stock!*
    Our Price: $757.99
    5/16" HT (8 MM)
    500 WATTS
    1488 lb
      *In Stock!*
    Our Price: $757.99
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    Windlass Selection Guide

    Kit Includes:

    • Deck unit
    • Motor gearbox - 500 Watt
    • Solenoid
    • Rocker switch
    • Circuit breaker
    • Rope / Chain Gypsy


    • The Lewmar VX1 Range of windlasses with Drums are lighter, stronger and more efficient
    • Includes Drum Option
      • Lewmar designed a completely new drum for the VX
      • The new drum is smaller, more compact, but still has the same line area for grip, offering the same performance as existing Lewmar drums
    • Hybrid Polymer Gypsy
      • Lewmar has developed a Patent Pending hybrid gypsy, which uses a metal anchor warp core together with a polymer chain wheel
      • This combination offers a light-weight and quiet solution that ensures a smooth operation, while still offering the long-life durability of the traditional metal gypsy
      • The polymer chain wheel allows the anchor rode chain to bed-in, creating a jump free quieter operation, while the metal anchor warp core grips the warping during deployment and retrieval of the anchor rode such as with a conventional Gypsies
      • Hybrid Polymer Gypsy The Lewmar Patent Pending hybrid gypsy, offers a 15% reduction in weight, 5% stronger and offer an endurance life to comparable all metal gypsies.
      • The Hybrid Gypsies greatest attribute is the sound
      • Quieter than any other comparable gypsy on the market! offering the quietest anchoring to date
      • Brass - Nickel Plated Core wrap core which is to this day used on all existing gypsies from Lewmar
    • Chain Counter Magnet
      • Every patent pending hybrid gypsy is factory fitted with a chain counter magnet, and is available with manual recovery
    • Testing Endurance life test of the new patent pending hybrid gypsy and existing gypsy
      • 6000 operations/300KM at varying load to represent five years of use over a period of three weeks. one hybrid and one traditional gypsy have acted against each other at varying loads and line speeds, using a loop of 8mm chain
      • Using the thruster test tank the test equipment was subjected to the varying weather conditions
    • Deck unit
      • The Lewmar VX windlass range offers a new entry-level windlass product, giving the end user a stylish yet functional product at a competitive price point
      • Consisting of a cast aluminum core with composite outer and finished in a stainless steel pressing, giving the VX1 its stylish design
      • Manual clutch release
      • Drum option
      • Stylish stainless steel and composite construction
      • Same footprint as Lewmar V1 model
    • IP67 Rated Motor Gear Box
      • This will be the first ingress protection cover that Lewmar has offered on the small windlass
      • This cover will be standard on all the new VX windlass range
      • The new cover offer:
        • Silicone sealant free assembly
        • Orientation flexibility - can be set by the end user
        • Self-Certified to Ingress Protection level 67 to EN 60529
        • This new IP cover is not backwards compatible with any RMI40 gearbox and not available on the V1, CPX0 700w or CPX1 windlasses.

    Available by Special Order: The 300 Watt version of this windlass are available)

    Note:  Lewmar products are designed for use in recreational marine applications.  Any commercial application is forbidden without the prior approval of Lewmar engineering and management.

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