HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL WINDLASS?
An electric windlass is one of those items that seem like a luxury, but quickly becomes a necessity once you strain your back while weighing anchor. If you are thinking about a windlass, know this: You will have to decide between a horizontal or vertical model. Here are some pluses and minuses of each.
A horizontal windlass is so named because the electric motor and gypsy spindle are configured horizontally. Such units are mounted above deck, and so they are fairly high profile. Because everything is above deck, installation and maintenance is easier than with a vertical unit. Also, with nothing below deck, it is better for boats with small anchor lockers. Specification Notice: A minimum fall of 12 inches above the rode pile is required in order to have enough gravity to pull the rode down into the locker.
A vertical windlass has a gypsy spindle that is configured vertically. The motor is always concealed below deck. With just the gypsy above deck, a vertical windlass is sleek in appearance, and that helps preserve the lines of a boat. However, installation and maintenance are more complex than with a horizontal unit. Specification Notice: A minimum fall of 18 inches above the rode pile is required to have enough gravity to pull the rode down into the locker.
EZ-225 High Speed Horizontal Windlass
Powerful 900 watt motor, ideal for 20-25 foot boats. Lightweight and compact windlasses for above-deck mounting. Made especially for the rigid conditions of the sea. A perfect choice for boaters with limited space underneath the deck or with a deck thickness above 50 mm (2") thick because the whole windlass mounts above the boat's deck, as opposed to some of it being concealed under the deck. Stainless steel high polished steel AISI316L. Works with chain only or rope/chain combinations. Easy to install.
EZ-425 High Speed Vertical Windlass
Powerful 900 watt motor, ideal for 20-25 foot boats. These Low Profile windlass models take up less space on the deck. Designed for smooth & silent motor/gear operation under the deck. Vertical shaft in stainless steel. Highspeed drop of up to 40 m (120 ft) per minute. Manual free fall with adjustable clutch. Stainless steel parts in high polished steel AISI 316L. Long term trouble-free operation. Works with chain only or rope/chain combination.
EZ-525 / 625 High Speed Heavy Duty Vertical
Powerful 1500 watt motor, ideal for 25-35 foot boats. These Low Profile models are designed for smooth & silent motor/gear operation under the deck and take up less deck space. Powerful windlass with a new compact motor. Vertical shaft in stainless steel. Highspeed drop of up to 40 m (120 ft) per minute. Manual free fall with adjustable clutch. Stainless steel parts in high polished steel 316L. Long term trouble-free operation. Works with chain only or chain/rope combination.
|Vessel Length||20' - 25' / 6m -7.5m||20' - 25' / 6m -7.5m||25' - 35' / 7.5m -10.5m||25' - 35' / 7.5m -10.5m|
|Power Supply (Dc)||12 volt||12 volt||12 volt||24 volt|
|Motor (watts)||900w / 1 -1/4 HP||900w / 1 -1/4 HP||1500w / 2 HP||1500w / 2 HP|
|Circuit Breaker||80 Amp||80 Amp||135 Amp||135 Amp|
|Max Holding Load||7,500 lb / 3,400 kg||7,500 lb / 3,400 kg||10,000 lb / 4,545 kg||10,000 lb / 4,545 kg|
|Max Pulling Load||750 lb / 340 kg||1,000 lb / 450 kg||1,000 lb / 450 kg||1,000 lb / 450 kg|
|Max Line Speed||86' / 26m per Min.||86' / 26m per Min.||86' / 26m per Min.||86' / 26m per Min.|
|Net Weight||26.4 lb / 12 kg||18.3 lb / 8.3 kg||43 lb / 19.5 kg||43 lb / 19.5 kg|
|Gypsy Size:||Chain:1/4" / 6mm & Rope:1/2" / 12mm||Chain:1/4" / 6mm &Rope:1/2" / 12mm||Chain:5/16" / 8mm & Rope:9/16" / 14mm||Chain:5/16" / 8mm & Rope:9/16" / 14mm|