Maxwell Marine RC12-12 rope/chain windlass

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Maxwell Marine’s new RC12-12 rope/chain windlass pulls 3,500 pounds and boasts a retrieval rate of 50 feet a minute.

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The RC12 series uses Maxwell’s patented “wave design” chain wheel and can handle as much as half-inch short-link chain spliced to a 3/4-inch line. These gleaming, stylish vertical windlasses are suitable for yachts to 65 feet. Smaller boats can benefit from the chain-rope rode because it puts less weight forward. Prices start at $4,817 and include windlass, on-off breaker panel, reversing solenoid, up-down switch and handle. Maxwell Marine International, www.maxwellmarine.com.

January 2013 issue