Chain stoppers hold the chain and take the load off the windlass. They are used to set and ride on the anchor, break free the anchor or to prevent accidental free fall of the anchor while under way. They are also recommended for VW Series rope and chain systems to hold the chain while changing over from rope to chain. Maxwell offers three chain stopper variations to suit any installation configuration of chain stopper and windlass combination.
The latest "Height Matched Stopper" has been developed for use with Maxwells rope/chain series of vertical windlasses, avoiding the need for a height adjustment plinth to most effectively align the chain with the windlass chainwheel during anchor deployment and retrieval. Consult the Maxwell Superyacht catalogue for larger size chain stoppers.