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Anchor winches & windlasses for boats

After a certain boat size, a windlass is indispensable for operating the anchor gear. Heavy anchors and long anchor chains can no longer be lifted by hand alone; only with a windlass is it possible to lift the anchor quickly and safely. An electric winch offers maximum ease of use, but the power required depends on the weight and type of boat and the dimensions of the anchor tackle.

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After a certain boat size, a windlass is indispensable for operating the anchor gear. Heavy anchors and long anchor chains can no longer be lifted by hand alone; only with a windlass is it possible to lift the anchor quickly and safely. An electric winch offers maximum ease of use, but the power required depends on the weight and type of boat and the dimensions of the anchor tackle.

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Anchor winches & windlasses for boats

After a certain boat size, a windlass is indispensable for operating the anchor gear. Heavy anchors and long anchor chains can no longer be lifted by hand alone; only with a windlass is it possible to lift the anchor quickly and safely. An electric winch offers maximum ease of use, but the power required depends on the weight and type of boat and the dimensions of the anchor tackle.

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The power of the windlass is given in watts, a corresponding battery capacity of the on-board power supply is a prerequisite for proper functioning. Electric windlasses draw a very high current for a short time, therefore the cable cross-sections and the charge of the alternator must be sufficiently strong. Under certain circumstances, it is advisable to install an additional battery so that the necessary battery capacity is available for the windlass. In addition to robust mechanics and a powerful motor, the use of the windlass is important.

Seawater-resistant anodised aluminium is a good choice, windlasses from Quick are made of this robust material. The housings of South Pacific windlasses are made of chrome-plated aluminium and are therefore very weatherproof and impact-resistant. When using chain nuts, it is essential to ensure that they match the strength and linkage of the chain. The standards of chain and sprocket must correspond in ISO and DIN. The chain sprocket of Quick windlasses is made of chrome-plated bronze, while the sprockets of South Pacific windlasses are made of special resistant plastic or stainless steel.

Lofrans anchor winches are also among the high-quality, high-performance models that have proven their reliability and quality on sailing yachts and motorboats. With limited mounting possibilities on deck, this is a space-saving alternative to horizontal windlasses, where the entire unit has to be mounted on deck on a stable foundation. Especially on smaller boats, a winch with a vertical axis is a compact solution for the forepeak. The Compass online shop at compass24.de offers anchor winches for boats and yachts in various power ratings and a wide range of accessories for anchor winches.

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