Maxwell VWC Ser., 3500#, 3/8


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Maxwell VWC Ser., 3500#, 3/8

  • VWC Series Windlass w/ capstan & chainpipe, MFG# VWC350012V058, Vertical drum w/ below-deck motor, 3500 lb. max capacity, for 3/8″ HT or PC chain, pulls rope @ 33’/min, 12 VDC, 1200W motor. Includes footswitch & emergency handle. For decks up to 4″ thick.
  • VWC 3500 Vertical Windlass and Capstan for 3/8″ chain
  • Vertical Windlass and Capstan with Below-Deck Motor and Chainpipe
  • The VWC Series is designed for automatic vertical handling of chain only anchor rodes while offering an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.
  • SKU: VWC350012V058
  • Brand: Maxwell
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  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation.
  • High-quality finish on above-deck components.
  • Heavy chrome over marine-grade bronze.
  • Integral chain pipe and stripper are aligned for virtually jam-free operation providing automatic feed of chain into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Port and starboard chainpipes for twin installations. (Sizes 2200 and above only).
  • Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring.
  • Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control.
  • Chainwheel locking pawl.
  • Optional band brake available for 3500 series units.
  • Functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes.
  • Simple through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the top works utilising marine-grade stainless steel bolts.
  • Anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer on 1000 and 1500 models. Marine-grade alloy gearbox housing, finished with a two coat paint system on 2200, 2500 and 3500 models
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.
  • Low profile configurations (no warping drum) are available.
Mounting Type Vertical, below deck motor. Chainpipe included
Lifting Capacity 3500 lbs.
Speed Rating 33’/min. (rope)
Rope & Chain Size 3/8” (HT or PC chain)
Input Voltage 12 VDC
Power 1200 Watts
Dimensions Above Deck: 10”; Below Deck:11.4”; Motor offset: 7.3”; Wt: 106 lbs.; Max deck thickness: 4”
Other Functions Footswitch and emergency handle included. Optional dual-direction kit, chain counter
Warranty Three year

In the Box

  • VWC Series Windlass
  • Dual-direction solenoid
  • Up-Down remote control panel
  • Circuit breaker/isolator panel
  • Emergency crank/clutch release handle
  • Chainwheels to suit available chain sizes
  • 2 ea. Black footswitch

Additional information

Weight 115 lbs
Dimensions 25 x 18 x 14 in

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