Not everyone needs or wants power, so the Manual Vertical series is designed with those in mind. Suited for vessels up to 12m, the manual vertical series has many applications and the above deck installation is fast and simple. The manual series is available in a round base configuration (VM500). Featuring an independent low profile top or capstan and gypsy the units can also be mounted horizontally in the anchor locker, or used as an auxillary unit for line hauling or fishing use.
The low profile, light weight, and compact design makes this unit ideal for the racing enthusiast who cannot afford the weight or space of a powered windlass, or for those doing serious ocean cruising or racing who can’t afford to rely on battery power. Available to suit chain and rope combination or chain only, the heavy duty knurled capstan operates independently of the gypsy and provides increased line grip. Precision engineered for quick and efficient hauling, the ratchet manual operation system is operated with a standard sheet winch handle and manually released with the same handle.