Yacht Hydraulic Double Anchor Windlass: Vertical windlass models have a main vertical shaft and horizontal gypsy, and are available in two configurations. VRC has a gypsy and independent capstan, whilst the VR has a gypsy and low profile top only.
The vertical configuration allows for single and twin installations with the advantage of installing the windlasses in various positions. This facilitates the positioning of anchor pipes and spurling pipes. In some cases it may be preferable to install windlasses closer to the centre line or further apart.
Vertical windlasses require less deck space than a horizontal windlass and vertical capstans have operational advantages for mooring purposes due to the radial scope of the lead for mooring lines. For servicing and lubrication all running gear is readily accessible.
Planetary drives are available on vertical models with AC and Hydraulic brake motors fitted, right angle drives are available for all installations throughout the ranges. AC motors require to be supported to the deck structure.
Hydraulic drives are fitted with counter balance valves to prevent runback. Heavy-duty concealed dog clutch drives n larger models ensure positive drive at all times, hand wheels and brake bands to chain gypsies provide infinite control of braking.