Lofrans Cayman Windlass


LofransCaymanWindlass250Lofrans Cayman windlass features horizontal chain or rope for boats from 26-46'. Sturdy, sleek and compact. This windlass features a 1000W motor, standard manual override, all chain retrieval and separate rope capstan. Mounting studs thread discreetly into the housing. Windlass available in a white painted or anodized aluminum finish.

Voltage:             12V

Motor Wattage:             1000W

Power Rating:             1385 lbs. (630 kg)

Finish:             Anodized

Working Load:             220 lbs. (100 kg)

Amperes @ No Load:             60

Amperes @ Working Load:             115

Retrieval Speed @ No Load:             105 ft./min. (32 m./min.)

Retrieval Speed @ Working Load:             59 ft./min. (18 m./min.)

Chain Sizes:             1/4HT, 5/16ALL, 3/8ALL

Rope Sizes:             N/A

Weight:             42.000 lbs.


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