november 4, 2020 Product of the month November 2020 Corporate RC-12 – the fully automatic windlass series Maxwell equipment is born of innovation and backed by years of experience in the manufacture of the world’s highest quality anchor windlasses, ancillary deck gear and stern handling products. Maxwell’s innovative approach to design resulted in the introduction of automatic rope/chain windlasses to the global marine market during the mid 1990’s. These were a radical departure from all other windlasses, revolutionary in design and technical features. Building on the success of these products, Maxwell designed and developed an exciting RC range of automatic rope/chain windlasses. Maxwell continues to evolve its existing range of proven windlasses and capstans.The RC12 is the culmination of Maxwell’s evolution of a full range of automatic rope/chain windlasses suitable for use on vessels from 4.5 metres (15 feet) to over 22 metres (75 feet). Maxwell recognizes that boat owners not only want equipment that works flawlessly, they want products that look good as well. To this end, Maxwell designers spend countless hours improving the look, functionality and robustness of all Maxwell products. With an ongoing commitment to excellence, product innovation, research and development, you can count on Maxwell to secure your investment! Stylish innovation in automatic rope/chain windlass technology The RC12 Series incorporates Maxwell’s latest stylish innovation in automatic rope/chain windlass technology. Retaining the classic open design styling more appropriate on larger boats, the RC12-10 and RC12-12 represent the next generation of rope/chain windlass evolution in every respect. Features and benefits The RC12 fully automatic windlass series is designed to effortlessly retrieve and deploy 10 to 13 mm (3/8” to 1/2”) short link chain combined with 16 to 22 mm (5/8” to 7/8”)8-brait (plait) nylon rope Stainless steel AISI 316 With a maximum pull of 1590 kg (3500 lb), and an anchor retrieval rate of 15 m/min (50ft/min), the RC12-12 is one of the fastest and gruntiest windlasses in its class A sleek, Low Profile version and a fluted stainless steel (AISI 316) capstan drum version, are available The RC12 is packed with patented innovative features combined with Maxwell’s traditionally classic aesthetics, but reflecting the modern “form follows function” of the highly successful RC6, RC8 and RC10 series windlasses The elegantly designed deckplate and chainpipe cover are manufactured in polished marine-grade (AISI 316) stainless steel, as are the heavy duty pressure arm, stripper, chainwheel and fluted capstan drum The huge, through deck hawse pipe throat ensures easy entry of the rope/chain rode into and out of the anchor locker Double cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits ‘Free Fall’ anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement, ensuring safe and precise operator control The RC12 features Maxwell’s revolutionary and patented Wave Design™ chainwheel. Refer to RC6 page 307 for more information about this innovative feature Emergency manual retrieval is made simple and easy with Maxwell’s unique “Active Latch Ratchet System” operation that prevents backwind of the windlass during manual hauling of the anchor. Download the folder here.