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Old 23-02-2008, 07:11   #1
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Hi all: I'm looking to replace the windlass on my boat. What I'm looking for is a horizontal windlass to mount on the bow sprit or just behind it that will be able to haul the anchors on both sides as I will have both anchors on the rollers. Both anchors will have an all chain rode and most of the windlass I see only have a capstain on one side. The boat is a vagabond 47 and the gross weight is 20 tons so it will have to be a good size windlass. It will be powered by 12 volts. Any info would be great

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Old 23-02-2008, 08:07   #2
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Look at a lighthouse 1501 with duel gypsy/capstans!

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Old 23-02-2008, 09:01   #3
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Do you have an old manual windlass coming off that boat?

Because I'll buy it...
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Old 23-02-2008, 12:19   #4
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Do you have an old manual windlass coming off that boat?

Because I'll buy it...

Sorry Sullivan the one that is on the boat now is an old Nelson 12 volt, works great the only reason I'm upgrading is it is mounted on the starboard side and it will only work the anchor on that side

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Old 23-02-2008, 12:47   #5
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Look at a lighthouse 1501 with duel gypsy/capstans!

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Thanks HyLyte looks like a nice one I was thinking of one with the motor above deck I see from their web page it only requires a 2" hole for the shaft which is doable. Does anyone know who may carry them on the left coast, so far I have drawn a blank
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Stuck a pile of chain and anchors on a new Maxwell HWC2200. Twin chain and anchor on bow set-up. Had to have to go to see how it worked obviously and it did bloody good even on the primary which was all 10mm chain and 50# anchor. Quick and quite, nice.

Lofrans horizontals have a pretty strong following as well.
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Is your Maxwell a dual capstan , Are you happy with? Its a hydraulic or electric?

I;m also changing my winsdlas and considering both lofrans and maxwell

Thanks for any feedback experiences

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Stuck a pile of chain and anchors on a new Maxwell HWC2200. Twin chain and anchor on bow set-up. Had to have to go to see how it worked obviously and it did bloody good even on the primary which was all 10mm chain and 50# anchor. Quick and quite, nice.

Lofrans horizontals have a pretty strong following as well.
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Not 'my' winch sorry Jose, a customers boat we fitted the chain and anchor onto. Being a good lazy bastard I used the winch rather than manual. It was gypsy one side capstan other, 12V. I dragged up 100mts of 10mm with anchor and it just cruised.

We deal with many users, boatbuilders and the winch guys themselves so get to hear lots about all from everyone, be it good bad or ugly.

'Generally' speaking with horizontals, Maxwell seems to have a strong following especially the 3500. Lofrans seem to get very good comments from many especially the Falcon, Kobra and Caymen models (dodgy spelling warning). One winch that has popped up more and more over the last few years is the Quick Hector (I think I have the right model) and that has many happy users.

Saying that it seems to be Lighthouse which have the extremist followers. Every single user I've spoken too raves about them. They are flash but I understand not at the cheaper end of the market.

I hope that helps rather than confuses you more
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