Where are Maxwell windlass made?

Auckland, New Zealand
Our range of windlasses, capstans and accessories is extensive, providing anchoring solutions for vessels from 6 metres (20 feet) to over 90 metres (300 feet). In addition to our head office and manufacturing facility in Auckland, New Zealand, Maxwell has offices in California (USA), and Queensland (Australia).

How do you become a Service anchor in windlass?

That’s why we’ve put together seven helpful anchoring tips for annual maintenance to make sure your windlass and anchoring system runs smoothly all season long.

  1. Lubricate Moving Parts.
  2. Check the Rope/Chain Splice.
  3. Clean & Polish.
  4. Inspect the Entire Rode.
  5. Electrical Connections.
  6. Inspect the Motor.
  7. Check Additional Accessories.

What is slipping clutch in windlass?

A slipping clutch is fitted to prevent excessive stress which could otherwise occur when heaving or when entering the anchor into the hawsepipe. A crawl speed is necessary to enable the anchor to be housed safely and to allow the motor to stall when it is fully home.

What are the different types of windlass?

Two types of windlass are vertical and horizontal (capstan). A windlass can also power by manual and hydraulics in addition to electrical. A windlass is a must have for large boats and rough seas. The windlass capacity should be three times the weight of the anchor plus rode.

What is a capstan on a windlass?

Many manufacturers consider a modern capstan a power winch that mounts either on top a windlass or at a stern quarter. Its function is solely to haul on line and not chain. The capstan can be used on larger ships to tend docking lines in heavy wind.

What is the difference between a capstan and a windlass?

A capstan is similar to a windlass, but unlike windlass, it rotates in a horizontal plane and around a vertical axis. The term capstan was generally used in the days of wooden ships, when the ships were smaller in size. Capstans were used to weigh the ship’s anchors using anchor cables or for hoisting the sails.

What are the maintenance done on the windlass?

Like all of your onboard equipment, your windlass requires regular maintenance in order to live a long life. After every extended jaunt, flush the entire windlass as well as the chain/rope rode with lots of fresh water. Also, spray any accessible electrics with a corrosion blocker like CRC Soft Seal.

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