Originally Posted by colemj
We have the HRC10, and it is like Owe says - just loosen the gypsy clutch and the capstan works without turning the gypsy. So you can just leave your chain in place while you use the capstan.
Using the Capstan Drum for Rope
The capstan can be used independently from the chainwheel.
This is ideal for handling mooring
or dockinglines, or retrieving a second anchor
reasons, a footswitch is highly recommended.
To haul in using the capstan:
Make sure the anchor is secured.
Insert the clutch handle into the clutch nut and turn anticlockwise until rotation stops.
This will release the
mechanism so that the chainwheel remains stationary while you operate the capstan.
Take three turns of rope
around the drum in a clockwise direction.
While holding the tail of the rope, press the "Up" footswitch. The capstan will rotate clockwise.
From the Instructions ➥ User Manuals