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Old 31-12-2014, 12:21   #1
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Maxwell 2200 Windlass

Hi, We are new owners of a 2006 Hylas 49. The spade type anchor currently on the boat is rusted pretty badly and should be replaced based on the survey. The current anchor is about 75 lbs. I am considering a Rocna or Mantus that weighs 100-105 lbs.

My question is will that be too much of a load for the Maxwell 2200 windlass along with an anchor rode of up to 400 ft 3/8 ht chain? If I read the specs correctly, the Maxwell 2200 should be able to handle that ok. Sometimes specs do not tell the real story, so I thought I'd ask here.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 31-12-2014, 13:10   #2
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Re: Maxwell 2200 Windlass

You are going all out on anchor gear here. 400ft of 3/8th and 100lb anchor! That seems like a lot for that windlass.
If the spade is a 160, then its 77lbs. A decently large anchor for your boat. You could get it re-galvanized.

Maxwell states "The maximum pulling capacity of the
windlass should not be less than three times the total weight of the ground tackle." Seems like your setup would be on the edge of that.
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Old 31-12-2014, 14:37   #3
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Re: Maxwell 2200 Windlass

The weight of the anchor is but a small fraction of the load imposed upon a windlass, and the additional 25 lbs is inconsequential. And the fact t hat you have 400 feet of chain isn't a factor except in the accidental event (I hope) that you have the lot hanging straight down. It will be a very rare event that you use anywhere near all that length of chain, and even then you will never have to lift more than the amount needed to reach the sea bed, so something on the order of <100 feet. This windlass should have no problem dealing with your proposed setup.

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Re: Maxwell 2200 Windlass

Certainly agree that the windlass will lift the 100 ft of chain and anchor. If I read the spec correctly it is a 1200 watt windlass. That didn't seem much for that size of gear and I wonder if it will hold up to the rigors of daily pulling that gear. My experience with Lewmar windlasses around that size is not great. My Lofrans was much better.
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Re: Maxwell 2200 Windlass

I have this same windlass and it is plenty up to the task. I have 300' of 3/8 chain and a 80# Manson Supreme. It is rated to pull 2200 pounds. I seriously doubt that you will have that much hanging into the water. Enjoy it, it is bullet-proof in my experience.
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