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WINDLASSES

INTRODUCTION

Deep Blue Engineering make a range of windlasses:

Traditional

  • Manual gear driven, operated by a crank handle or hand wheel for vessels under 25 tonnes.
  • Manual gear driven, operated by a crank handle or hand wheel for vessels up to 45 tonnes.
  • Manual ratchet driven, operated using a single or double lever for vessels between 8 tonnes and 60 tonnes.
  • Manual, large sailing vessel windlass operated using a rocker lever arrangement for vessels over 50 tonnes.
  • Manual vertically orientated capstan, crank handle operated.
  • Manual/electric gear driven, operated by a crank handle or hand wheel for vessels under 25 tonnes.
  • Manual/hydraulic gear driven, operated by a crank handle or hand wheel for vessels up to 45 tonnes

Appearance Circa 1960s
  • Electric/emergency manual, for vessels up to 30 tonnes
  • Hydraulic/emergency manual, for vessels up to 30 tonnes
  • Electric/emergency manual, for vessels up to 65 tonnes
  • Hydraulic/emergency manual, for vessels up to 65 tonnes

Take a look at the other pages from the drop down menu under windlasses, to identify a specific windlass. If you can't locate what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirement.

 

Materials and surface treatments vary depending on windlass specification, with the models ranging from painted iron/galvanised, workboat equipment, through to the bronze windlasses with main components cast in bronze.

PRICES: Guide prices are given but because we offer so many different configurations of windlasses and equipment genergally, we provide a quotation based on each customers' requirements.

From the drop down menu which appears when you initially select windlasses, select the windlass type and vessel displacement to access information on the range of windlasses.

General Information

Brakes

Brakes bands and shoes fitted to our windlasses are made from either stainless steel or steel, with bonded composite, marine grade linings. They can be bought seperately or made to order, to fit existing equipment.

Gears

Our windlasses are fitted with steel gears, treated for corrosion resistance either using a phosphating and xylan coating combination, or hot zinc spray and painting. They can also be fitted with bronze gears.

The tooth profiles used are large, and the gears tend to be wider than more modern materials would require, but this is in an effort to remain faithful to the appearance of the older design traditinal equipment, where softer, iron gears were used, which required these heavier profiles in order to achieve the necessary strength. So that it is possible to gauge the size of the teeth in the picture above, the larger gear is over 300 mm in diameter and 40 mm across.

Smaller gears are used in our electric and hydraulic windlasses, where the gears are also contained within an oil filled housing.