HWC Horizontal Windlass

HWC 3500 DBL 12v 5/16IN HT or 3B chain

For All-Chain Rode with Indepenent Capsrtan
By: Maxwell

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The HWC Series is designed for automatic horizontal handling of chain only anchor 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, for use with chain only rodes
• Functional rope hauling from fore and aft using independent warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive rope control
• Optional second gypsy for dual anchor handling with smooth independent control of each chainwheel via cone clutches, and a top-mounted vertical capstan
• Chain pipe assembly supplied
• Cone-type clutch/brake mechanism permits manual "free fall" anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike flat dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control
• Chainwheel locking pawl to assist when using warping drum independently
• Simple deck mounted installation with no under deck parts
• Simplified maintenance with ability to strip the running gear (chainwheel and drum) from the windlass without disturbing the windlass mounting
• Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
• Chainwheel and warping drum of high-quality chrome finish over marine-grade bronze
• Marine-grade alloy casing pretreated, powder coated, and finished with a two component white polyurethane paint

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.

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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