PATRIOT & REBEL Series Spool Size & Capacity Chart
There are two main things to consider when determining the correct size & capacity of anchor winch for your boat. What diameter & what length of rope do you intend to have on your anchor winch? A diameter of 1/8” for every (9) feet of boat length and a minimum length of 3 times the depth of water you are anchoring in is suggested.
For further assistance to help you determine the best rope size for the combined weight of your boat and motor, please refer to the ANCHOR ROPE INFORMATION GUIDE. Once those questions have been answered, you can determine the best size anchor puller for your boat. Click on the table below to open an easier to read version in a new window.
PATRIOT & REBEL Series Spool Size & Capacity Chart is based on the Ingersoll-Rand drum capacity estimator located here http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/lifting/winches/drum.htm E-Z Anchor Puller Mfg. Co. does not guarantee it will match other rope or winch manufacturers methods or results. Calculations are for estimating purposes only. Actual drum capacities may vary! The above chart is based on 80% of a full spool. When using chain to connect anchor line to anchor , the amount of anchor line must be tailored to ensure there is a maintained clearance between the chain and the base plate.
PATRIOT or REBEL - Which anchor winch do I choose?
E-Z Anchor Puller Mfg. Co. offers two series of drum anchor winches. Both include our famous 7 + Life Recreational Warranty or 3 + Life Commercial Warranty. Both series offer Patented stainless steel IP68 rated water proof motors & stainless steel gearboxes. Both have 316 stainless steel drums, driveshafts, and base plates. So whats the difference?
THE PATRIOT Series
For over 26 years E-Z Anchor Puller has manufactured world class anchor winches based on direct drive transmissions that are power down & power up. These direct drive transmissions utilize 60:1 ratio worm gears which turn a drive shaft which is also the spool shaft of the drum. The extreme reverse load inefficiency a worm gear with 60 teeth or more acts as a brake preventing the anchor line on the drum from free spooling.
THE REBEL Series
Our newest design of anchor winches are based on a simple concept of using a threaded drive shaft, clutch block, and friction plates to apply a high pressure clamping force to the drum preventing it from free spooling. After just a quick 2 second push of the lower button, rotates the clutch plate and your anchor line is released to free spool, dropping your anchor to the bottom at the fastest drop speeds possible. Once your anchor line is fully deployed, press and hold the raise button for 5 seconds, the clutch plate will again rotate this time clamping down on the spool and holding the boat at anchor.
So, if you’re a recreational/light commercial angler seeking the very best in trouble free anchoring, want something reliable, well engineered that will raise and lower your anchor fast, the PATRIOT system is for you. If you are a commercial operator dropping and retrieving several times a day for hundreds of days a year, require fast anchoring in very deep water, want the option of Free Fall or just like having the finest units available then the REBEL System if for you.
As you know, 316 stainless steel is the most desired material for equipment on the deck of a boat. Other winch manufacturers have made stainless steel sleeves to slide over and cover standard off-the-shelf motors to prevent external corrosion, but the big problem is internal condensation. The standard motor housed inside the stainless steel sleeve or cover still rusts or corrodes.
Our Patented stainless steel motors are manufactured as stainless steel, not standard motors, adapted with a cover or sleeve. E-Z Anchor Puller motors use a patented system to mitigate internal condensation by filling the gaps inside the motor with high temperature plastic to reduce the internal atmosphere and lock the magnets in place.
All E-Z Anchor Puller motors are, four magnets, four brush, with brass brush holders no external brush caps and with calculated brush life of at least 10 years. They are lower wattage PMDC motors and are designed to match with the patented Electronic Fast Fall controller which is an electronic voltage booster for faster fall during anchor deployment.
The motors are not “starter motor” type, they are designed to run on full load for 30 Minutes at a time for 1,000 hours and operate smoothly & successfully on comparatively low currents. This is equal to using the drum winch under full load for 17 minutes every day, 365 days a year, for 10 years. Because of this unprecedented longevity the warranty on the All stainless steel motors has been extended to 7 Years for recreational use.