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Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m

Package price includes switchgear (except foot switch/s).
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  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 Anchor Winch w/Freefall - Boats to 12.5m
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Package price includes switchgear (except foot switch/s).

Features freefall, takes 8mm short link chain spliced to 14mm three or eight strand nylon rope, sold seperately.

HRC8 uses 8mm DIN766 short link chain and 14mm 8 strand Pro Set nylon anchor rope

See for winch selection guide

Dual direction solenoid pack, circuit breaker and Up/down remote control toggle switch included.

HRC FF Rope/Chain Series: The compact HRC FF are Maxwell’s horizontal versions of the latest innovative new vertical RC6 and RC8 automatic rope/chain windlasses. The new HRC FF are packed with original and proven features including patented
rode management technology developed by Maxwell.

Maxwell’s revolutionary new chainwheel:

Maxwell once again leads the market in innovative thinking with the introduction of their latest Wave Design™ chainwheel. This patented rope/chain wheel incorporates two unique design concepts that greatly improve the handling and control of the rope/chain spliced rode. The outer ribs of the chainwheel are angled slightly forward ensuring that the rope and the chain are smoothly guided in the wheel during anchor retrieval.

As the rope pulls into the wheel, the opposite facing inner ribs grip the rope in an undulating manner, securing the rope more firmly in a 'wave pattern' action that is far superior to the traditional 'jam cleat' manner of holding the rope compared to all other products on the market. Not only does this Wave Design™ hold the rope more securely, it is also kinder on the rope resulting in increased longevity of your anchor rode.

The Wave design Chainwheel is fitted to all HRC Series windlasses, designed for anchor rodes with any marine grade chain, G4, BBB, Proof Coil and Metric.


Simple bolt down installation ensures effortless and rapid on-deck installation and set up.
Guaranteed trouble free rode transition from rope to chain, by means of an innovative, proven and patented pressure arm system, within a safe enclosed design.
Integrated composite nylon, through deck hawse pipe for ease of installation and smooth, snag-free operation.
Now incorporating Maxwell's automatic free-fall technology. Simply activate the windlass Free Fall lever, operate your down control (helm station or footswitch) and the windlass will freefall your anchor. Ready to lift the anchor? Activate the up control and the free fall device automatically disengages allowing you to power up your anchor.
Aesthetically pleasing above deck design, encapsulating the motor and drive in a watertight case, saving space below deck and allowing simple routine maintenance.
Die cast, marine-grade, alloy case is hard anodized for unsurpassed marine protection.
High efficiency spur gearbox incorporating a robust non-backwind mechanism.
High speed, jam-free retrieval of rope and chain controlled from a remote panel mounted Up/Down switch.
Emergency free fall function in the event of onboard power failure. Activated by the supplied, emergency Free Fall lever.
Revolutionary new chainwheel.
Heavy duty, dual direction motor incorporating new technology features, including integrated wiring for quick electrical installation.

3 year limited warranty. See the Smart Crew for details.


Model: HRC FF-8

Maximum Pull: 410kg/900lbs

Static  Hold: 700kg/1540lbs

Chain Short Link: 8mm  ( 5/16”)

Rope Size Nylon (3 strand or 8 plait): 14mm (9/16”)

Line Speed (Anchor Retrieval nominal 30kg): 33m/min (108ft/min)

Power Supply (DC): 12v or 24v

Motor Power: 600W

Net Weight DC Low Profile Version: 11.5kg / 25lbs

Included as Standard: Emergency crank/clutch release handle, motor & gear box.

Optional Extras:

AutoAnchor™ Equipment
Compact Remote
Foot Switches
Chain Stopper or Chain Snubber

Up/down remote control panel (currently included in special deal)

Circuit breaker/isolator panel (circuit breaker currently included in special deal)

Dual direction solenoid pack (currently included in special deal)

This chart serves as a basic guide to assist in selecting the appropriate anchor winch system for your boat. Please note: Size, displacement and type of vessel, as well as anchoring conditions, must be taken into consideration when selecting an anchor winch. Vessels of heavy displacement and/or high windage will require larger windlasses. All systems assume  the use of a chain stopper, chain snubber or mooring cleat to remove the load when setting or breaking the anchor loose. The maximum pulling capacity of the windlass should not be less than three times the total weight of the ground tackle. Should you require any assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact the Smart Crew.
* All Maxwell windlasses are RODE counter ready with sensor hole drilled and magnet fitted.
*The use of shortlink chain is essential.
*LIGHT DISPLACEMENT - Refers to a vessel which is relatively light in weight compared to its overall length.
*HEAVY DISPLACEMENT - Refers to a vessel which is relatively heavy in weight compared to its overall length.
 *The chart refers to anchor windlass selection only. When selecting a stern capstan for the same boat, Maxwell uses one size smaller drive, or down to a minimum of 50% of the pull rating of the windlass ( unless specified otherwise.)

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.

Shipping: Smart Marine uses Courier Post and Toll to deliver our NZ orders. All parcels are insured plus you will receive online trace details for peace of mind. Due to insurance and guarantee of delivery, all our parcels will need to be signed for or the courier will leave a card to collect/arrange another delivery time so please consider supplying a business address instead or another where the parcel can be signed for. Orders are processed on week days and are usually collected the next business morning by the courier, if not earlier. North Island delivery is usually 1-3 days, South Island 2-5 and the parcel size can effect this. We also ship to rural addresses and to P.O. boxes but very large/fragile/DG parcels will need a physical address.

Collect Your Order at any Smart Marine Store: Smart Marine happily allows collection of your order (pre-pay online or pay in store), 8am-6pm, 7 days a week via your favourite Smart Marine store: Westhaven, Mt Wellington, Manukau or Hamilton. Simply 'Add to Cart' as normal and select the store you want to collect from via the drop-down options at check-out. The Smart Web Crew will be in touch with when it is ready for you. Easy-peasy! Please let us know when you hope to collect so we can do our best to have it ready for you in good time. You will be required to present your own photo i.d. for pre-paid orders so please bring this with you.

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**Please Note: ships overseas web orders outside of New Zealand to these countries only: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis & Fortuna.

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You are however welcome to return the item if required for exchange or refund excluding shipping costs within 10 days and in its original condition and packaging if you no longer require the item.

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