On The Electric Anchor Windlass

Sometimes you only realize how valuable something is unless it is no more… An electric anchor windlass can be such a thing. An introduction
“Typical working current loadings are in the range of 55 amps at no load, 110 amps at half load, and 180 amps full rated load. Many windlasses have converted DC starter motors, and some use permanent magnet motors, typically in the range 600-1000 watts which simplifies construction and reduces weight and size. I am frequently asked about the practice of installing a separate battery forward adjacent to the windlass, and I do not recommend it. While this is one more battery to maintain and also weight forward where you don�t want it, it also still requires charging.”

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