The VW10 evolved from the demand for a vertical windlass that could be used in a horizontally installed configuration
but which would also, interactively handle a rope/chain rode. The traditional VW models could be used with chain only rodes. The VW10, capable of handling up to 10mm (3/8”) chain and 16mm (5/8”) rope is ideally suited for use in sailing boat anchor lockers, where space considerations are critical.
Quick and easy to install and available with our without independent warping capstan, the VW10 is destined to become an instant hit in this unique niche market.
Provides the versatility of operating two anchors from one winch.
Functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-gripâ„¢ snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes.
Permits use of traditional shackle and thimble rope and chain connection.
Allows alternative mounting horizontally on a fore and aft bulkhead inside chain locker for below deck installation.
High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marinegrade 316 stainless steel and chromed bronze, for long term durability.
Cone type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual â€˜Free Fallâ€™ anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe operator control.
Chainwheel locking pawl (except on VW500)
Simplified through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the topworks utilising marine-grade stainless steel bolts.
Marine grade anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer on 500, VW10, 1000, 1500, 2500 and 3500 models.
Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.