Use of a windlass
The anchoring operation consists in immobilize the ship thanks to an anchor. The windlass is used to lift and drop off anchors associated to the chains. The anchorage can be made by the combination of windlass and capstan.
Technical specifications of a windlass
A STARTER windlass is a tackle composed of a chain pulley with imprint. The chain has to be placed in this pulley. It is associated to a planetary gearbox, an electric or hydraulic motor, a band brake and a clutch. The chain pulley permits to raise or put down the chain from its well.
One or two lateral poppet can be needed to pull hawsers. STARTER windlass can afford wire of a diameter of 8mm to 48mm.
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