A few comments.
Maxwells Max Working load is 1/3 of the Max pull so on a F800 the Working load is 267lb or 121kg. Maxwell
are good with numbers so a F800 means 800lb max pull, a VWC3500 means 3500lb max pull and so on. A bugger when you they are NZ made and we are metric though
but does go to show the US market is their biggest by a long way or was until recently until things went POP. Pretty damn quiet there but the EU is going very well for them at the moment.
But Maxwells new model numbers are being based more on the main sized chain they are designed for hence the RC10 (10mm or 3/8") or the RC6 (6mm or 1/4"). The metric countries are winning over you old imperial lot in the US
Maxwells speed numbers, like most, are based on factory testing. So they are well wired up with no 1/2 dieing batteries
attached to the end. Hence real life speed is likely to be a little lower. But then Maxwell's published numbers are probably more accurate than everyone elses, except James Nilsson's I'd say.
Originally Posted by witzgall
The Windlass to be installed will be a Maxwell
RC800, 1000 Watt motor
using 5/16 G4.
If you haven't already brought it I'd seriously suggest you get one of the newer RC8's or if you want grunt to burn a RC10-8 (10mm version with 8mm gypsy
fitted). They are the newer and newest offerings from Maxwell. So new the RC8 isn't on their website yet. But it has been in real life use for a while now, just to make sure everything is apples and everything is very Apples. They are a nice unit and are a little cheaper than the 800.
Power supply is very important and generally the cause of most crappy winch
performance. Poor supply = poor performance and shorter life span. Don't short cut on wiring
size. Which, by the way the manufacturers do oversize a bit so as to allow for any drop over the boats length.
Paolo - what is causing the chain twist? Common causes are non-symmetrical bow rollers due to wear over time. replace roller. Poorly made chain, common in chains out of the east and which Aussie is awash with. Not much you can do there except swap chains to a well made one. Spinning anchors is another, chuck in a swivel. There are a few well known 'spinner' anchors but all will do it if they get a little bent somewhere.
Originally Posted by Cadence
Do you not come to a shocking halt when the rode is takes up tight?
That would be a reasonably unusual situation for 99% of boaters. Unless you use the tiny chain/massive anchor technique and/or are in some pretty nasty weather
with waves you won't see a 'shocking halt' often, if at all.