Maxwell RC10-8 Anchor Winch 1000W 12V P102571 - Suits 8mm SL Chain & 14mm Nylon Rope


  • Most boats up to 14m (46Ft)
  • 8mm SL Chain and 14-16mm Rope Combo (soft spliced together) or all chain.


  • Motor: 1000W 12V
  • Rope Size: 14-16mm
  • Chain Size: 8mm
  • Maximum Pull Lift: 700 kgs
  • Static Hold: 1500 kgs
  • LIne Speed: Chain 24m/min Rope 20m/minute
  • Net Weight: 18 kgs


  • The stainless steel (AISI 316) RC10-8 Series incorporates a chromed bronze chainwheel, designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 8 mm (5/16”) chain spliced to 14 mm (9/16”) or 16mm (5/8”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope.
  • The more powerful RC10-10 can be use with 10mm (3/8”) chain spliced to 16 mm (5/8”) three strand or 8-brait (plait) rope.
  •  A sleek, Low Profile version and a fluted stainless steel capstan drum version, are available.
  • Simple two piece installation saves time and money and allows easy retrofitting without disassembly of the windlass. Unique spacer tube design allows installation through virtually any deck thickness and the multiple mounting positions and
  • self aligning gearbox ensure optimal location of gearbox and motor in virtually all installation situations.
  •  Full disassembly capability of the topworks utilising only the handle provided and an Allen key.
  • Cone type clutch/brake mechanism permits manual, ‘Free Fall’ anchoring.
  • Sealed oil bath and marine-grade hard anodised, alloy gearbox provides maximum
    output via a precision worm and worm wheel.

Full details and dimensions are on the PDF brochure (above).


What's In the Box?

  • Anchor Winch with gearbox
  • Chainwheel suits both chain and rope
  • Dual direction solenoid (included)
  • Emergency crank/clutch release handle (included)
  • Owners Installation manual with
    • deck template,
    • wiring instructions and
    • installation instructions.

You will also need:

  • A correctly sized, circuit breaker and either two deck switches, and/or a panel up/down switch.
  • I strongly recommend using the Maxwell matched rope chain kit, as it transitions smoothly from the soft splice rope to chain, and, the chain wheel (gypsy) grips this rope very well. Plus, it is best of both worlds having chain (which doesn't chafe) near the anchor, and strong 8 plait rope (which is much lighter) for the rest.
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​Other Accessories:

  • Browse the "Anchor Winch Electrical Accessories" category of this website for additional optional accessories such as remote controls and anchor chain counters. 
  • Browse the  "Additional Hardware Accessories" for items  such as snubbers - (see the left hand menu).

Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper 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.

Vetus Maxwell winches can easily be shipped to most of Australia - refer to the freight calculator.
We prefer a business address if possible - (someone will need to be present to sign for the delivery).

SKU 990461
Model # RC10-8 -12V
Brand Vetus Maxwell
Shipping Weight 22.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.290m
Shipping Height 0.430m
Shipping Length 0.480m
Unit Of Measure Each

Vetus Maxwell 3 Year Warranty*

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