VETUS MAXWELL RC12-12 12MM-1/2″ 90TDC 12V CW + CAPSTAN RC12-12, 12V, 1200W 90TDC CW Chainwheel + Capstan Suitable for 10mm or 3/8″ chain and 16mm to 20mm (5/8″ to 3/4″) Nylon rope. The stainless steel RC12 automatic rope/chain anchor winch is Maxwells top range version of the vertical RC Series Windlass range. 190TDC The RC12-12 fully automatic windlass series is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 10 mm (3/8″) short link chain and 16 – 20 mm (3/4 to 5/8″) three strand or 8-Plait rope. Stainless steel AISI 316. A sleek, Low Profile version and a fluted stainless steel (AISI 316) capstan drum version, are available. The all new RC12 is packed with patented innovative features combined with Maxwell’s traditionally classic aesthetics, but reflecting the modern “form follows function” of the highly successful RC6, RC8 and RC10 series windlasses. The elegantly designed deckplate and chainpipe cover are manufactured in polished marine-grade (AISI 316) stainless steel, as are the heavy duty pressure arm, stripper, chainwheel and fluted capstan drum. The huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker. Double cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits ‘Free Fall’ anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement, ensuring safe and precise operator control. The RC12 features Maxwell’s revolutionary and patented new Wave Design chainwheel. Emergency manual retrieval is made simple and easy with Maxwell’s unique “Active Latch Ratchet System” operation that prevents backwind of the windlass during manual hauling of the anchor. The Maxwell designed, all new and innovative black, hard anodized gearbox provides numerous advantages: Fast and easy windlass installation. More corrosion resistant. Easy to maintain and service. Takes up less room in the anchor locker. 75:1 ratio, single stage design with less moving parts, for smoother and quieter operation. Allows for multi-positioning of the gearbox/motor. Every Maxwell RC12 automatic rope/chain windlass comes with top works, motor/gear box and dual direction solenoid. Switches and circuit breaker are available and need to be ordered separately. Activation of the ratcheted mechanism lever ensures the windlass cannot backwindduring emergency (manual) retrieval of the rode (rope and/or chain) and anchor. Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper and/or alternative snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while laying at anchor . The chain stopper and alternative snubbing system should also be used to secure the anchor in the fully raised position while under way. Every Maxwell automatic rope/chain windlass is available with all the necessary components for fully automatic dual direction control in a competitively priced package. This windlass is also available in a version with extra deck clearance. Contact your dealer for more information.