My question is the effectiveness of the capstan drum on the Maxwell
I am selecting a windlass
for a new catamaran
and had settled on the Maxwell
VWC2500 because my primary anchor rode
will be all 7/16" chain while the rode
for the occasional secondary will be 3/4" (19mm) nylon 3-strand. Then I noticed that Maxwell calls out "Working height of drum for rope
warping" as 33mm (1-5/16") for the VWC2500 (the while the smaller 1000 and 1500 were taller at 44mm and the much larger 3500 was even taller at 55mm).
At only 33mm, it appears I will only be able to get 2 wraps of my rope anchor
rode on the capstan. Does anyone have experience with this?
(1) Will just 2 wraps be enough to haul in the rope rode?
(2) Has anyone with a VWC2500 been able to get more than 2 wraps despite the specified 33mm?