I am also looking to buy a new windlass for my Formosa
46. I looked at what I thought was a good brand ... Lewmar
. I will look at Maxwell
also since y'all think it is good quality. Anyway, here are the costs for what seems to be the same product for a 40-50 ft boat
Anyone have pros/cons on Lewmar
. Looks good on paper, but then I've got 4 ex-wivies ... so I go looking for opinions now before I buy. (BTW, my mother finally approved of #5 and it's been a great 15 yr so far.
LEWMAR CPX Vertical Windlass, CPX3 Gypsy (G 002GYP)
Model # 12806105 | Mfg # 6672211002 (for boats 40-50 ft long)
$1,639.99 from West Marine
with in-store free shipping
From StarMarineDepot Price
1,287.95 plus shipping
MSRP/MAP is supposedly $2269.90
The CPX Vertical Windlass features a 316 stainless steel
top cap and chain pipe with an alloy base so it is lighter than the all stainless steel
units. With an emphasis on reliability
, Lewmar has updated the architecture and reduced the number of parts
to make this windlass easier to service
. In addition to new styling, Lewmar has included a new IP56 splash-protected motor and worm drive gearbox
for maximum strength. The CPX can be fitted with chain pipes for either starboard or port feed, allowing for paired installations. All models include circuit breaker, solenoid, up/down switch, wrap around stripper, manual override for emergency
release and clutch
cone drive for smooth control. A manual recovery option is available to provide anchor
retrieval in case of power failure.
• Style: Vertical
• Rode Type: Rope/chain
• Case Material: Stainless steel
• Capstan/Gypsy Material: Stainless steel
• Chain: 5/16" HT
• Line: 1/2"-5/8"
• Maximum Weight: 1962lb.
• Voltage: 12V/80A
• Speed Up/Minute: 92'
• Height: 3-3/4"
• Width: 6-5/16"
• Length: 8-11/16"
Warranty: Three years
Windlass CPX3 Gypsy/Drum 12v with choice of gypsy 5/16 (9/16 line)
or 3/8 (5/8 line) G40 chain
Intelligent Mounting Studs, Washers and Nuts
Dual-Direction Control Contactor
12 V Motor Gearbox