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RATCHET WINDLASSES

RATCHET WINDLASSES

This type of windlass can be used on vessels from around 8 tonnes displacement through to around 75 tonnes, with a number of different sizes and configurations. To see a brief shop operating demonstration, use the following link: https://youtu.be/aDYpbXvMWAw

The smallest, pictured above, is the L30, the 30 refering to the main shaft diameter, which in this case is  30 mm.

Other sizes are L40 and L50. An L60 is also available, but driven using a rocker arrangement as opposed to levers, which can be operated by up to four crew members. The model numbers and brief descriptions are provided in the table below.


LEFT: Deck mounted L30, Configuration: single ratchet/lever with foot brake , Model No. L30-D-SF. This model is also available for post/bits mounting, Model No. L30-B-SF. RIGHT: L60 with dual gypsy, capstans and 'rocker' arrangement, also available with the L40 and L50 sizes.

Details of the configurations available are given in the table below. Following the model number, add -FB (foot brake) or -HWO (hand wheel operated) to specify brake type.

Model

Description

L30-1R-DM-G

30 mm diameter shaft size, single ratchet, deck mounted, with a single gypsy

L30-2R-DM-C-C

30 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, deck mounted, with two capstans

L30-2R-DM-G-C

30 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, deck mounted, with one capstan and one gypsy

L30-1R-BM-G

30 mm diameter shaft size, single ratchet, bits mounted, with a single gypsy

L30-1R-BM-C-C

30 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, bits mounted, with two capstans

L30-1R-BM-G-C

30 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, bits mounted, with one capstan and one gypsy

L40-1R-DM-G

40 mm diameter shaft size, single ratchet, deck mounted, with a single gypsy

L40-2R-DM-C-C

40 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, deck mounted, with two capstans

L40-2R-DM-G-C

40 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, deck mounted, with one capstan and one gypsy

L40-1R-BM-G

40 mm diameter shaft size, single ratchet, bits mounted, with a single gypsy

L40-1R-BM-C-C

40 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, bits mounted, with two capstans

L40-1R-BM-G-C

40 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, bits mounted, with one capstan and one gypsy

L50-1R-BM-G-C

50 mm diameter shaft size, dual ratchet, bits mounted, with one capstan and one gypsy

L60

This large windlass is designed individually and operated with a rocking lever arrangement.