The only issue I see is the 375 rpm.... If your windlass is 1:1, 12" in circumference , your're looking at 375fpm! Almost six FEET PER SECOND!
ok that answered part of my question. Due to the ability to vary the rate easily with the hydraulic flow metering that shouldnt be a problem. can see adjustable rate via an adjustable valve and up down controls via solenoid switching, or a lever at the drum and or helm
you could run like a throttle.
now about how 3240 inlbs of torque or 270 ft lbs compares to a 1000 watt electric windlass motor
. When Im looking at the conversion calculators online it looks like im trying to compare apples to oranges. Im thinking the electric motors are gear
reduction anyway. 270 ft lbs of torque seems like a lot if you think of torquing bolts and the like. Any physics gurus out there?
As for cost. looking at the v series lewmar
at around $2k as a base point, with the $250 hydraulic pump, $300 hi torque hydraulic motors and $100 reversing valves with speed control, Ive still got a lot of room for installation
, capstan, and accessories. also thinking of the possibilities of hydraulic run emergency
pump that could move a lot of water