Knowledge Base - Operating the Rebel Series Free-Fall

December 17, 2020 2 Comments

To operate the Rebel series, press the down button for 2 seconds, then release it.

Your Rebel Series (EZ-4, -5 or -6) comes to you in a free-fall mode. The free-fall works because of a clutching mechanism (on the opposite side of the gearbox and motor).This consists of a clutch plate that has a metal pin that sticks out of it,whE-Z Anchor Puller Wireless Remote Control for drum anchor winchesich hits the clutch block (geometric-shaped block below the clutch plate). 

If you have a Wireless Remote Control, Free-fall series anchor winches can be controlled by holding the deployment “Down” button foronly 2 seconds, then for retrieving the anchor rode, holding in the “Up” button for the entirety of retrieval.

Included drum anchor winch rocker switch


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Candace Anchor
Candace Anchor

June 01, 2021

Hi Paul – you can make the Rebel a temporary or permanent direct drive unit, depending on your situation. Backlashing typically happens when the person is anchoring in waters that are not sufficiently deep for free-fall capabilities. Please give us a call at 1.800.800.1640 to discuss your anchoring situation to see if suspending the free-fall from time-to-time may be an option you want to look into! I hope this helps -

Paul Bartolowits
Paul Bartolowits

June 01, 2021

I have the Rebel 4, with a 35# anchor, 25" of 3/8 chain and the remainder is rope rode. When deploying in free fall mode is there a way to adjust the speed of fall? It drops so fast that it tends to backlash the line on the drum. I has not been too bad but definitely loosens several wraps of line.

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