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VWC Capstan All-Chain Vertical Windlass - with Integral Chainpipe

For Chain-Only Rodes • Models for Boats From 27 - 85 ft • Anti-Clockwise Models Available for Pairing
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Overview
The VWC Series of windlasses is designed for automatic (hands-free) handling of chain-only anchor rodes. They have an integral chainpipe and chain stripper built into the windlass body to facilitate jam-free operation, and automatic delivery of the chain to and from the chain locker.
VWC windlasses are available in two formats — a low profile, chainwheel-only version, and one with an added independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary mostly rope rode, or to assist with docking procedures.
This entries features the chainwheel with capstan version of the VWC. The vertical capstan on VWC windlasses is ideal for multi-use rope hauling as, unlike horizontal capstans, it can handle lines leading from any direction.

Larger sizes of these VWC windlasses are often installed in pairs, giving an emergency backup in the event of mechanical or electrical failure. In this case one of the windlasses will normally be retrieving the anchor running clockwise and the other anticlockwise (ACW). Fisheries offers the VWC 2200, 3500, and 4000 windlasses in both versions for such pairings. Clockwise and anticlockwise rotation are defined as viewed from above the windlass.

Note — Typical boat lengths listed include both light and heavy displacement vessels. If your vessel's length is toward the top end of the range given for a particular windlass, but has a relatively heavy displacement for its length, choose the next larger size windlass.
Analogously, If your vessel's length is toward the top end of the range provided for a particular windlass, but has a very light displacement for its length, you can select that windlass.
Use common sense and good judgment, as you never know when your windlass will be pressed to perform at the limits of its capabilities - such as raising the anchor in storm conditions.

• Models for 1/4" to 1/2" chain
• Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits controlled manual "free fall" anchoring
• Clutch disengagement of the chainwheel enables independent rope hauling on the capstan
• Chainwheel locking pawl
• Simple through deck installation by alignment of gearbox to the topworks utilizing marine-grade stainless steel bolts
• Anodized aluminum gearbox and spacer tube
• Decoding the part numbers — model and size, power source, chainwheel number
• As with all windlasses, use in conjunction with a chain stopper, snubber or mooring cleat to take the load when lying at anchor
• CE marked
• 3-year limited warranty

What's in the box (U.S. models) — windlass and chainwheel, panel mounted up/down helm switch, dual direction solenoid kit, panel mounted on/off circuit breaker, two (2) deck mounted black covered low amperage foot switches, and clutch release/emergency manual retrieval handle.
Recommended options include: chain stopper (or chain snubber); see Accessories, below.
Additional options include: wired or wireless rode counters, windlass control and rode counter combo, wired or wireless handheld remote control; see Related Products.

Note that the chainwheels on VWC windlasses are for chain-only rodes, and do not have any provision for handling rope.

Is one of these windlasses a good choice for your boat? You can use the recommended typical boat lengths provided or, for a more rigorous determination, take the total weight of your ground tackle (anchor + rode - presumably correctly sized for your particular vessel) and multiply by 3. The maximum pull capability of the windlass should be at least as large as the resulting number.
 
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Sku#Item IDMaxwell#AvailabilityDescriptionUOMYour PriceQTY
364803MXW VWC100012V110 VWC100012V110Loading...12V VWC 1000 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/4" BBB Chain, 1540 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼27 - 42 ftLoading...
364804MXW VWC100012V111 VWC100012V111Loading...12V VWC 1000 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/4" HT Chain, 1540 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼27 - 42 ftLoading...
364805MXW VWC100012V105 VWC100012V105Loading...12V VWC 1000 Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 1540 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼27 - 42 ftLoading...
364807MXW VWC100012V114 VWC100012V114Loading...12V VWC 1000 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 1540 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼27 - 42 ftLoading...
364806MXW VWC100012V100 VWC100012V100Loading...12V VWC 1000 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 1540 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼27 - 42 ftLoading...
364817MXW VWC150012V110 VWC150012V110Loading...12V VWC 1500 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/4" BBB Chain, 1870 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼30 - 52 ftLoading...
364818MXW VWC150012V111 VWC150012V111Loading...12V VWC 1500 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/4" HT Chain, 1870 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼30 - 52 ftLoading...
364819MXW VWC150012V105 VWC150012V105Loading...12V VWC 1500 Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 1870 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼30 - 52 ftLoading...
364821MXW VWC150012V114 VWC150012V114Loading...12V VWC 1500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 1870 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼30 - 52 ftLoading...
364820MXW VWC150012V100 VWC150012V100Loading...12V VWC 1500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 1870 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼30 - 52 ftLoading...
428881MXW VWC250012V033 VWC250012V033Loading...12V VWC 2500 Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 2500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼40 - 61 ftLoading...
388282MXW VWC250012V054 VWC250012V054Loading...12V VWC 2500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 2500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼40 - 61 ftLoading...
429081MXW VWC250012V058 VWC250012V058Loading...12V VWC 2500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 2500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼40 - 61 ftLoading...
364841MXW VWC350012V033 VWC350012V033Loading...12V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364868MXW VWC350012VACW033 VWC350012VACW033Loading...12V VWC 3500 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364842MXW VWC350012V054 VWC350012V054Loading...12V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364869MXW VWC350012VACW054 VWC350012VACW054Loading...12V VWC 3500 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364843MXW VWC350012V058 VWC350012V058Loading...12V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364870MXW VWC350012VACW058 VWC350012VACW058Loading...12V VWC 3500 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
448914MXW VWC350012VEDC058 VWC350012VEDC058Loading...12V VWC 3500 Long Shaft Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364844MXW VWC350012V016 VWC350012V016Loading...12V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/2" HT Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364871MXW VWC350012VACW016 VWC350012VACW016Loading...12V VWC 3500 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 1/2" HT Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364808MXW VWC100024V100 VWC100024V100Loading...24V VWC 1000 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 1540 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼27 - 42 ftLoading...
364822MXW VWC150024V100 VWC150024V100Loading...24V VWC 1500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 1870 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼30 - 52 ftLoading...
390855MXW VWC250024V054 VWC250024V054Loading...24V VWC 2500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 2500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼40 - 61 ftLoading...
378523MXW VWC350024V054 VWC350024V054Loading...24V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
378522MXW VWC350024V058 VWC350024V058Loading...24V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364845MXW VWC350024V016 VWC350024V016Loading...24V VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/2" HT Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
364853MXW VWC400024V033 VWC400024V033Loading...24V VWC 4000 Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364874MXW VWC400024VACW033 VWC400024VACW033Loading...24V VWC 4000 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 5/16" HT or BBB Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364854MXW VWC400024V054 VWC400024V054Loading...24V VWC 4000 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364875MXW VWC400024VACW054 VWC400024VACW054Loading...24V VWC 4000 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" BBB Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364855MXW VWC400024V058 VWC400024V058Loading...24V VWC 4000 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364876MXW VWC400024VACW058 VWC400024VACW058Loading...24V VWC 4000 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364856MXW VWC400024V016 VWC400024V016Loading...24V VWC 4000 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/2" HT Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
364877MXW VWC400024VACW016 VWC400024VACW016Loading...24V VWC 4000 ACW Windlass w/Capstan - 1/2" HT Chain, 4000 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼57 - 85 ftLoading...
442010MXW VWC3500HYD058 VWC3500HYD058Loading...Hydraulic VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
438929MXW VWC3500HYDACW058EDC VWC3500HYDACW058EDCLoading...Hydraulic VWC 3500 ACW Long Shaft Windlass w/Capstan - 3/8" HT or PC Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
392666MXW VWC3500HYD016 VWC3500HYD016Loading...Hydraulic VWC 3500 Windlass w/Capstan - 1/2" HT Chain, 3500 lb Max. Pull for Boats ∼45 - 68 ftLoading...
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