Maxwell HRC 10-8 Rope Chain Horizontal Windlass

Maxwell HRC 10-8 Rope Chain Horizontal Windlass


The Maxwell HRC 10-8 Rope Chain Horizontal Windlass was designed for boats up to 45 feet.


  • Fully Automatic Rope/Chain Or All Chain Horizontal Windlass
  • Designed To Effortlessly Retrieve And Deploy 12-13 mm Short Link Chain And 20 mm Three Strand Or 8-Plait Rope
  • Patented Uniquely Designed Chain Wheel Will Accomodate ANY 5/16" Or 8mm Marine Grade Chain Spliced To 5/8" Rope
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Designed for boats up to 45 feet, the HRC10-8 Horizontal Series windlasses proudly follow in the highly successful footsteps of Maxwell's previous, fully automatic rope / chain anchor winches.

Kit Includes

  • Windlass
  • On/Off Breaker Panel
  • Reversing Solenoid
  • Up/down Panel Switch
  • Clutch Release Handle


  • The aesthetically pleasing above deck design, evolved from the philosophy of form follows function, encapsulates the motor and drive in a two part watertight case, saving space below deck
  • Case Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • The two part case consists of a die cast, marine-grade hard anodised alloy front section and a rugged and easily removable composite motor cover aft section.
  • This two piece watertight case allows for quick and easy, on-deck,routine maintenance.
  • Simple " bolt down" installation ensures effortless and rapid on-deck installation and set up.
  • The stainless steel pressure arm always exerts maximum control pressure on the rode (rope, splice or chain).
  • The new and revolutionary patented Wave Design chainwheel is able to accommodate a wide range of chain pitch differences, within the specified chain size diameters, suitable for use with the HRC10 Series.
  • The unique Maxwell " wrap around" horizontal chainwheel ensures that more than 90x of the wheel is used, allowing greatly improved rope and chain handling compared with competitor designs.
  • High quality Stainless Steel chainwheels
  • The HRC10 works just as effectively with all-chain rodes for those who desire the added security and holding power of an all-chain anchor system.
  • The integral chain pipe and huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope / chain rode into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Cone type clutch/brake mechanism permits manual, "free fall" anchoring and emergency crank recovery of the rode and anchor if required.
  • The sealed oil bath and marine-grade hard anodised, alloy gearbox provides high efficiency output drive via precision worm and wormwheel.
  • Exclusive Maxwell 3 YEAR Limited Warranty
      • Maximum PUll: 1540 lbs
      • Chain Short Link: 5/16" or 8mm
      • Chain Speed (Anchor Retrieval): 79 ft per Minute
      • Rope Speed (Anchor Retrieval): 65 ft per Minute
      • Rope Size (Nylon 3 strand or 8 Plait): 5/8"
      • Power Supply (DC): 12VDC
      • Motor Power: 1000 Watts
      • Net weight: 42 lbs

    • Specifications

Image Part # Product Description Price Stock Order
Maxwell HRC 10-8 Rope Chain Horizontal Windlass HRC10812V HRC 10-8 Rope Chain Horizontal Windlass, 12V, 5/16" Chain, 5/8" Rope
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