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Lewmar VX1 Gypsy Only Vertical Windlass Kit with Rope/Chain Rode
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Lewmar VX1 Gypsy Only Vertical Windlass Kit with Rope/Chain Rode

  • Rope / Chain Gypsy, Power: 12 Volt DC, Watts: 300, Draw: 66 Amps
  • Rode: Chain: 25'-1/4" G4, Line: 225'-1/2" 3-Strand (Rode Included)
  • Finish: Stainless Steel, Max Pull: 700 lbs, Boat Length: Up to 32'
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    Windlass Selection Guide

    See an explanation of chain sizes and types

    Special Buy: VX1 Gypsy Only Vertical Windlass Kit includes a 250' anchor rode. This rode includes New England Ropes premium 3-strand anchor line 1/2" x 225' professionally spliced to 25' of Acco 1/4" HT G4 windlass grade chain. 100% of rode components made in USA!

    Kit Includes:

    • Windlass
    • Base gasket seal
    • Fast mounting studs
    • Installation wrench
    • Circuit breaker
    • Dual-direction solenoid
    • Rocker switch
    • Anchor rode 25' - 1/4" HT chain spliced to 225' - 1/2" 3-strand line


    • The Lewmar VX1 Range of windlasses are lighter, stronger and more efficient
    • 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
      • The hybrid polymer gypsy offers a 15% reduction in weight, 5% greater strength, and a longer endurance life to comparable all metal gypsies.
      • The hybrid gypsy is quieter than any other comparable gypsy on the market
    • Brass - Nickel plated core wrap core which is 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:
      • 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 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


    • Current Consumption: 300 Watt
    • Normal Current Draw: 66 amp
    • Circuit Breaker: 50 amp
    • Maximum Pull: 400 kg (882 lb)
    • Working Load Limit: 100 kg (220 lb)
    • Maximum Line Speed: 25 meters/minute (82 feet/min)

    Note: Windlass performance values are tested using -/+10% 12 voltage simulating the operation parameters of an installed battery system of a boat

    Additional Handling Note:
    An additional $60.00, Large Package Surcharge Fee, imposed by the carrier, will be included in your shipping charges.

    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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