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› Anchorlift's 5-year Warranty
   

Anchorlift strives to make windlasses and windlass accessories with the highest quality materials possible and provides a 5-Year Warranty on all of our windlass models and windlass accessories. Anchorlift's 5-Year Warranty covers all windlass models and windlass accessories that are found to be defective and will replace the defective part(s) free of charge within 5 years of the purchase date.

EXCLUSIONS:
Natural wear and tear to the windlass models and windlass accessories is not coverd by Anchorlif'ts 5-Year Warranty. This Warranty does not apply to products that were damaged due to negligence, improper installation, improper use or any other actions not specified by Anchorlift. Windlasses should not to be used to haul the seabed to the boat, or drag the boat to the anchor. The proper way is motoring up to the anchor, and use the boat to " break" loose the anchor. If the boat is heavy for it`s size or is commercially used, please go up a size when choosing a windlass. This Warranty shall be voided if the equipment is alterred or repaired by unqualified personnel. Anchorlift's 5-Year Warranty does not include rope/chain combinations.

SHIPPING:
The purchaser is responsible for any shipping costs associated with replacing the defective part(s), as well as any charges associated with the removal of the defective part(s) and/or installation of the replaced part(s). Anchorlift will not pay for shipping on any received defective products. Anchorlift is not responsible for any damages to the gear/motor or any other parts caused by Anchorlift windlass models & accessories.

WARRANTY REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
Mail the defective part(s) to us, with all shipping pre-paid.

 
› Buyers' Guide & Selection Chart
   
 
When selecting a windlass system there are some important matters to consider:
  • boat size
  • displacement
  • windage
  • anchor size
  • chain size
Choosing a windlass system too small for your boat could result in compromising your safety and inevitably costly repairs. The most common way to rate a windlass is by it`s maximum pulling power (or lifting power) and maximum working load. Anchorlift offers windlasses in several sizes and design and motors from 400 - 4000 watts in 12, 24, 230 & 380 v.
 
VERTICAL WINDLASSES
The vertical models such as the Barracuda, Dolphin, Mako & Aquarius are the most popular because they do not take up much space on deck and are lighter then the horizontal windlasses. They are also very easy to install and do not require any more mounting holes than the horizontal windlass models. A considerable advantage to the vertical windlasses is that they are better protected from direct contact with salt water, since the gear & motor are installed underneath deck. On the vertical windlasses the chain/rope takes a 180 degree turn around the gypsy before dropping, which means that the chain/rope sits tighter in the gypsy and runs better.

HORIZONTAL WINDLASSES
Horizontal windlass models such as Great White & Stingray have all of their parts above the deck and are usually chosen by boaters who either like the design or have a limited amount of space underneath deck for storing the chain/rope.
 
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› Bow Windlass Installation Guides
   
 
Boat: Bavaria 30 BMB
Motor: C912 - Chain: 7mm - 1/4"
Bow Roller: Original
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Shark 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector.
The Barracuda 900 windlass is installed inside the anchor locker room. A "shelf" is installed to make this possible. Foot switches are mounted on each side of the windlass.
     
 
Boat: Bavaria 33C
Motor: Stingray SA912, Chain: 7mm
Bow Roller: Bavaria original
El kit: ELS900
Anchor: Shark 12 kg
Extra: Anchor connector 964408, Radio remote 91354. The Stingray 900 windlass is mounted on wall with bracket 90205.
     
 
Boat: Bavaria 36C
Motor: Stingray SA912-7, Chain: 7 mm
Bow Roller: Bavaria original
El kit: ELS900
Anchor: Shark 15 kg
Extra: Connector 964408, Radio remote 91354. The Stingray 900 windlass is mounted on original platform in achorlocker.
     
 
Boat: Bavaria 38
Motor: C1212 - Chain: 8 mm
Bow Roller: Original
El kit: EL1000
Anchor: Shark 15 kg
Extra: Foot switches.
The Mako 1200 windlass is mounted inside the locker room. A leader roller is installed to "press" the chain down to the correct angle. Foot switches are installed.
     
 
Boat: Beneteau 650
Motor: Barracuda 600, chain: 6 mm
Bow Roller: 90125
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Shark stainless steel 6 kg (13 lbs)
Extra: Connector 964408, Footswitch 90900W. The Barracuda windlass is mounted into the hatch, which is bolted into the deck. Cut hatch in two to make an inspection hatch to the locker.
     
 
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 323
Motor: Stingray SA912, chain: 7 mm
Bow Roller: original Beneteau
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Shark stainless steel 10 kg (22 lbs)
Extra: Connector 964408, Radio remote 91354. There is a 38 mm (1-1/2") spacer under the windlass to make the chain angle correct.
     
 
Boat: Bianca
Motor: C1012, chain: 8 mm
Bow Roller: 90103
El kit: EL1000
Anchor: 15 kg Holding anchor
Extra: Foot switches (90900UB, 90900DB)
The Dolphin 1000 windlass is installed in front of the hatch, with the motor facing backwards.
     
 
Boat: Contrast 362
Motor: C1212, chain: 7 mm (1/4")
Bow Roller: 90103
El kit: EL1200
Anchor: Shark 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector.
The mako 1200 windlass mounted on the hatch. The hatch is cut in two and the part where the windlass is installed is bolted and re-inforced.
     
 
Boat: Etap 37S
Motor: Dolphin 1000, chain: 8mm (5/16")
Bow roller: Etap original
Anchor: 15 kg plow
Extra: Connector 964410, Radio remote 91354
     
 
Boat: Fairline 36
Anchor: Shark 15 kg mounted in an original bow roller
     
 
Boat: Goldfish 32
Motor: C912 - Chain: 6mm
Bow Roller: 90103
Anchor: 7,5 kg Holding anchor
El kit: EL900
Extra: Anchor connector 964408
The Barracuda 900 windlass is mounted on the deck. The bow roller is mounted a bit out from the bow to prevent the anchor to hit it.
     
 
Boat: HallbergRassy 29
Motor: C1212C - Chain: 8mm - 5/16"
Bow Roller: Original
El kit: EL1200
Anchor: Original
Extra: Foot switches
An old manual windlass was replaced with Mako 1200 windlass with capstan. Foot switches are installed
     
 
Boat: HallbergRassy 312
Motor: C912, chain: 8mm (1/4")
Bow Roller: original
El kit: original
Anchor: Recommended Shark anchor 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector. The Barracuda 900 windlass is mounted behind the hatch.
     
 
Boat: Hanse 341
Motor: Stingray SA912, chain: 7mm
Bow Roller: 90102
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Shark 12 kg (26 lbs)
Extra: Connector 964408, Radio remote 91354. The Stingray windlass is mounted on wall bracket 90205. There is a steel tube to hold the chain down to make it og under the hatch when the hatch is closed. 90102 roller is mounted inside the original roller, which makes the system self-launching.
     
 
Boat: Hanse 370
Motor: Dolphin 1000 (DC1012), chain: 8 mm
Bow Roller: Hanse original
El kit: E1200
Anchor: Shark 15 kg
Extra: Connector 964410, Radio remote 91354. A new platform has been made in order to position the windlass correctly.
     
 
Boat: Maxi 999
Motor: C912, chain: 7mm (1/4")
Bow Roller: 90102
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Shark 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector. On this installation the hatch is cut in two. The part where the Barracuda 900 windlass is mounted is boltet firmly and re-inforced.
     
 
Boat: Maxum 30
Motor: Barracuda 900 (B916-6), chain: 6 mm (option 1/4" HT chain/rope combo)
Bow Roller: 90103
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Shark 10 kg (22 lbs)
Extra: Connector 964408, Radio remote 91354, Footswitch kit 90900W. Standard bow mounting.
     
 
Boat: Najad 38
Motor: C1212C - Chain: 10mm - 3/8"
Bow Roller: Original
El kit: EL1200
Anchor: Original
Extra: Foot switches
An old manual windlass was replaced with Mako 1200 windlass with capstan. Foot switches are installed.
     
 
Boat: Nordwest 900
Motor: C1212 - Chain: 8mm - 5/16"
Bow Roller: 90114
El kit: EL1200
Anchor: Shark 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector
An installation using the bow roller 90114. This roller is made so that the chain will not tear on the deck when the chain is casted.
     
 
Boat: Norstar 31
Motor: C1012 - Chain: 6mm
Bow Roller: 90102
El kit: EL1000
Anchor: Holding anchor 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector.
The Dolphin 1000 windlass is mounted on the hatch. The hatch is boltet firmly to the deck. UP & DOWN foot switches are mounted in front of the windlass
     
 
Boat: Princess / Viking 20M
Motor: Aquarius 2524C, chain: 13 mm
Bow Roller: Princess original, modified by Anchorlift to self-launching
Anchor: Holding anchor 50 kg (110 lbs)
Extra: Anchor connector 964412, Radio remote 91354
In this case an older Lewmar windlass was replaced with the Aquarius 2500.
     
 
Boat: Procat 26 - 2660
Motor: C912
Chain: Rope / chain combo 2007RC-150
Bow Roller: 90102.
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Holding anchor 16.5lbs / 7,5 kg ss
Extra: Anchor connector
     
 
Boat: Scanmar 33
Motor: C912 - Chain: 6mm
Bow roller: 90103
El kit: EL900
Anchor: Holding anchor 10 kg
Extra: Foot switches, anchor connector.
The Barracuda 900 windlass is mounted with a stainless steel bracket to the back wall in the anchor locker. A space is cut in the deck for the chain to run smoothly
     
 
Boat: Sunseeker 50
Motor: C1524
In this case an older Lewmar windlass was replaced with the Mako 1500 24v windlass
     
 
Boat: Sunseeker P62
Motor: Mako 1524, chain: 10 mm (3/8")
Bow Roller: Sunseeker original
Anchor: 20 kg
Extra: Radio remote 91354, Connector 964408
In this case an older Simpson Lawrence windlass was replaced with the Mako 1500.
     
 
Boat: Targa 31
Motor: Barracuda 900, chain: 7 mm (1/4")
Bow Roller: 90103
Anchor: Shark stainless steel 10 kg (22 lbs)
Extra: Radio remote 91354, Connector 964408
In this case the system is mounted to the starboard side to make boarding easier.
     
 
Boat: Viknes 360
Motor: Dolphin 1000, chain: 8 mm (5/16")
Bow Roller: 90103
Anchor: Holding 15 kg (33 lbs)
Extra: Connector 964410, Radio remote 91354
     
 
Boat: Wellcraft
Motor: C612 - Chain: 6mm
Bow Roller: 90113
El kit: EL600
Anchor: Shark 7,5 kg
In this case the Barracuda 600 is mounted on a stainless steel plate on the deck
 
Feel free to Contact Us if you have any trouble installing your Anchorlift windlass or windlass accessories.
 
 
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Askeladden 705
 
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Bavaria 30
 
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Bavaria 31
Bavaria 32
 
Bavaria 33
 
Bavaria 33A
 
Bavaria 37
 
Bavaria 38B
Bavaria 38 Sail
 
Bavaria 39
 
Bavaria 40 Sail
 
Bavaria 44 Vision
 
Bavaria 46
Bavaria 50 Sail
 
Bavaria 50 Vision
 
Bavaria 400 Sail
 
Bayliner 2355
 
Beneteau 42 Trawler
Beneteau 750 WA
 
BMB 27
 
BMB 29
 
BMB 32
 
BMB 33
BMB 35
 
BMB 37
 
BMB 42
 
Chranci 31
 
Chranci 41
Draco 23
 
Elan 42
 
Faeton 26 S
 
Faeton 29 S
 
Faeton 790
 
Faeton 1040
 
Faeton 1180
 
Fairline 36
 
Fairline 37 Corsica
 
Fairline 48 Hekk
 
Goldfish 22
 
Goldfish 32 Hekk
 
Hallberg Rassy 34
 
Hallberg Rassy 36
 
Hallberg Rassy 382
 
Hanse 341 Akter
 
Hanse 350 Akter
 
Hanse 370 Akter
 
Hanse 411
 
Havboat
 
Ibiza 20
 
Ibiza 21
 
Ibiza 21W
 
Ibiza 22
 
Ibiza 23
 
Jeanneau 36I
 
Jeanneau 37
 
Marex 77
 
Masmar 31 Akter
 
Nidelv 26 Akter
 
Nimbus 320
 
Nord Star 28
 
Ovni 395
 
Princess 35
 
Princess 50
 
Princess 57
 
Princess 420
 
Princess P38
 
Princess V42
 
Princess V48
 
Regal Akter
 
Scand 9200
 
Scand Classic 25
 
Searay 275
 
Skagerak 800
 
Skibsplast 605
 
Skibsplast 660
 
Skilso 33 Akter
 
Starfisher 24
 
Sunseeker 24
 
Sunseeker 32
 
Sunseeker P62
 
Targa 25
 
Uttern D68
 
Windy 7500
 
Windy 761
 
Windy 760
 
Yamarin
 
Yamarin 58 BR
 
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› Windlass System Troubleshooting - FAQ's
   
Q: Nothing happens when I use the Up & Down switches. What could be causing this?

A: It could be a shortage of power to the Up & Down switches.

Suggestion: Try flipping the on the On/Off switch. See if the fuse has blown.

Q: The solenoid clicks but the windlass will not go either way. What is the problem?

A: There is sufficient power to the solenoid, but not to the windlass.

Suggestion: Check the power supply for the windlass motor. See if the main fuse has blown. (This is not the same fuse for the motor and the solenoid. The main motor fuse is from 70 - 150 amps and the solenoid is 5 amps)

Q: The windlass works normally, but doesn't have enough power to haul the anchor. What could be causing this?

A: The windlass clutch is too loose.

Suggestion: Use the windlass handle to tighten the clutch

Q: The windlass operates normally, but the chain does not come in. What is causing this?

A: The chain gets jammed on the windlass or underneath the windlass.

Suggestion: This is a common problem especially with new chains (with a lot of galvanizing on the chain). Bring the chain out and then in again. Another problem can be the storage room for the chain. If this is too small the chain can get jammed. If the chain gets stuck without you noticing, the main fuse might blow.

Q: My windlass seems weak and powerless, and the drop and haulage speed is slow. What causes this?

A: Your battery is week, remember we are dealing with a lot of power consumption.

Suggestion: The main fuse might blow under these circumstances. Remember to use the correct cable size for the motor