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POWERWINCHFree-Fall Windlasses

POWERWINCH

Free-Fall Windlasses

Designed to automatically drop ground tackle up to six times faster than comparable power-down models, these helm-operated, free-fall windlasses give you remote operation with simple switch activation, eliminating the need to go forward during anchoring. Drive shafts, rope and chain guide systems, and fasteners are stainless steel. Housings are corrosion-resistant marinegrade aluminum with triple-finish nylon coating. Rubberized deck gasket protects your deck. All models handle both rope and chain, with high-test chain and medium-lay nylon rope, such as New England Ropes Premium Three Strand Line required.

  • Style: Horizontal
  • Rode Type: Rope/chain
  • Dimensions: 6-5/16"H x 7"W x 10-9/16"L
  • Case Material: Nylon-coated aluminum
  • Capstan/Gypsy Material: Stainless steel
  • Warranty: Two years on Free-Fall 31; three years on Free-Fall 36/41/46
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Free-Fall Windlass #36, for boats up to 36', 1/2" Line, 1/4" High-Test Chain, 775lb. Max Load, 8-12A Draw, 80'/min Speed Up, 250'/min Speed Down 105051 P77736
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$699.99

Free-Fall Windlass #41, for boats up to 41', 5/8" Line, 5/16" High-Test Chain, 875lb. Max Load, 10-14A Draw, 75'/min Speed Up, 300'/min Speed Down 251301 P77741
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$769.99

Free-Fall Windlass #46, for boats up to 46', 5/8" Line, 5/16" High-Test Chain, 1100lb. Max Load, 14-18A Draw, 70'/min Speed Up, 350'/min Speed Down 251319 P77746
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$799.99

Product Description

Designed to automatically drop ground tackle up to six times faster than comparable power-down models, these helm-operated, free-fall windlasses give you remote operation with simple switch activation, eliminating the need to go forward during anchoring. Drive shafts, rope and chain guide systems, and fasteners are stainless steel. Housings are corrosion-resistant marinegrade aluminum with triple-finish nylon coating. Rubberized deck gasket protects your deck. All models handle both rope and chain, with high-test chain and medium-lay nylon rope, such as New England Ropes Premium Three Strand Line required.

  • Style: Horizontal
  • Rode Type: Rope/chain
  • Dimensions: 6-5/16"H x 7"W x 10-9/16"L
  • Case Material: Nylon-coated aluminum
  • Capstan/Gypsy Material: Stainless steel
  • Warranty: Two years on Free-Fall 31; three years on Free-Fall 36/41/46

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PowerwinchFree Fall Windlasses
 
2.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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2.0

Jammed quite often

By MRP

from Middle Chesapeake Bay

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Free Fall Windlasses:

      Had one of these for about 12 years. Unless the rope was hand fed, it always jammed. We went to all chain and that jammed unless we kept the chain fully taut.

      We did like the free-fall feature.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      always needs fixing

      By windjamer

      from Pa.

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Free Fall Windlasses:

          Always Jams will not drop anchor circuit breaker
          trips during retrive

          (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Need to know more than the West Marine

          By Lil Swede

          from Ventura, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Looks good

          Cons

          • Jambs easy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Free Fall Windlasses:

            [...]. Got it ,all installed, first time out,rope jambs, get to the chain it jambs too, Not sure what to blame, winch, rope, [...]

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A real back saver

            By Marsh Scuba

            from Poughkeepsie, NY

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Free Fall Windlasses:

                I stronly recommend that an anchor rode swivel be used in conjuction with this system to keep the rode from twisting on itself and jamming during deployment.

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