Anchor Mates & Winches
Anchor winches, also known as anchor windlasses, enable boaters to raise and lower their anchor with reduced difficulty and strain. These are usually aftermarket items, and making the right selection is determined by the style and size of the boat, anticipated anchoring conditions, and the type of ground tackle to be used. The general rule is to select an anchor winch that will support four times its usual working load, that is the combined weight of the anchor, rode and hardware.
The next consideration when purchasing an anchor winch, is to determine if the craft is better suited to a vertical or horizontal winch system. Either system will get the job done, but vertical is preferred due to its low profile when on deck. This is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also stows the motor below deck, away from moisture.
When buying a winch system, also consider the anchor rode and gypsy required. All-chain rodes are the most durable, but are also very heavy and collect mud. Rope chain rodes use a single gypsy and must be examined often as the rope/chain splice can degrade over time. Rope only anchor rodes are simple, but due to problems that many boaters experience, these are best left to highly seasoned boaters who enjoy performing this task. Finally, ensure that the gypsy used is compatible with the rode and decide if remote or manual operation is preferred.
We Carry All the Top Anchor Winch Brands
Wholesale Marine carries every component required to create a great anchor winch system. We carry a full range of innovative, lift pulleys, switch kits, levelers, and control systems in stock now that will enable boaters to weigh and raise anchor swiftly and securely!
Worth’s AnchorMates II Set Anchor Control System at Wholesale Marine ensures the free-spooling reel will stop when the anchor hits bottom. Reeling in is simple, and if the hand slips, the anchor and handle stop immediately. When not in use, the line remains stored on the reel, and the anchor is held by the bow fixture. The component installs easily by a marine technician or experienced DIYer, and fits flat or curved hulls. Trac offers boat winch solutions for fishing and pontoon boats, as well as a wireless remote that will make raising and lowering anchor in rough seas safer.
Our team of boating enthusiasts will be glad to provide guidance when selecting the anchor winch components that are best for every craft. We offer a low price guarantee, same day flat rate shipping, trouble-free returns, great customer service and solid advice. Be sure to ask about our Loyalty Rewards program. We’re here to assist Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, EST at (877) 388-2628.