Maxwell's popular RC Series of vertical windlasses automatically handles rope/chain combination rodes - including the thick rope splice, making a seamless transition from chain to rope as the rode is deployed or retrieved. As vertical windlasses, they take up less room on deck, can be very low profile, and if equipped with a capstan, can handle rope hauling from any direction. The vertical RC range is suitable for boats from 15 feet to apporximately 52 feet in length. This entry features the mid-range RC8 windlasses.
The RC8-8 chainwheel will accommodate 5/16"/8mm (RC8-8) short link marine chain — HT or BBB or metric. The chainwheel handles all of them equally well.