Model -No.3 Heavy Service Windlass
The No.3 Heavy Service windlass is designed for yachts and exploration vessels; it offers a fully dual-redundant operating platform. Many modern windlasses are built with a back-up manual capability which is inferior to the main, powered function. The No.3 Heavy Service windlass however, can be operated manually with a massive 9:1 reduction plus the option of a higher ratio for more rapid retrieval.
- No.3 Heavy Service Windlass Additional Information
This windlass can be configured with single or dual chain gypsies and one or two warping drums, each of which can be operated independently. It can be powered with 12v or 24v as standard, but it can be adapted to operate with other electrical sources and also a hydraulic supply.
With deck machinery generally there is a need to take great care and maintain a high level of awareness with regard to the moving parts of both the machinery and associated equipment such as ground tackle, chain, ropes etc. Operating and Maintenance details can be downloaded from this site, and should be read and understood before attempting to operate the windlass. The procedures for anchor deployment and retrieval provide warnings, aimed at alerting the operator to potential hazards and therefore it is essential that the procedures are followed carefully.