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Easy anchoring starts with a Lewmar windlass

Whether you own a small fishing boat, a 160ft cruiser or a mid-size sailboat, Lewmar has a windlass designed to fit your exact needs. Each one is crafted with durability, convenience and affordability in mind. Both our vertical and horizontal designs are sleek and attractive to complement your boat.

Vertical vs Horizontal Winches ?

Vertical systems have several advantages: They take up less space on deck and are easier to maintain. They are less expensive than equivalent horizontal models. Chain alignment for smooth chain retrieval, while important, is not as critical as horizontal windlass alignment. With vertical systems more chain is in contact with the chainwheel thus avoiding the possibility of chain jump. Line-pull on the warping drum can be in any direction, as opposed to fore and aft only on horizontal models.

Horizontal models have the advantage of being better suited to applications where there is limited below deck space / accessibility, extreme deck thickness (over 200mm - 8"), or where two anchors must be handled from one winch.

Lewmar Windlass Gypsy Guides

CPX 1/2/3/4

GYPSY NUMBER CHAIN DESCRIPTON ROPE SIZE (MM) ROPE SIZE (IN) ROPE DESCRIPTON TO FIT WINDLASS
006 6mm ISO 4565, 1/4" G40*, 1/4" BBB 12-14 1/2 3-strand and 8-plait CPX1/2/3
000 7mm ISO 4565, 1/4" G40*, 1/4" BBB 12-14 1/2 3-strand and 8-plait CPX1/2/3
001 8mm DIN 766, 8mm ISO 4565, 5/16" G40 12-16 1/2 - 5/8 3-strand and 8-plait (5/8 only) CPX1/2/3
002 10mm DIN 766, Campbell 3/8" S4 12-16 1/2 - 5/8 3-strand and 8-plait (5/8 only) CPX1/2/3
003 10mm ISO, Campbell 3/8" S3, Lewmar 9.5mm G40 16 5/8 3-strand and 8-plait CPX1/2/3
201 8mm DIN 766, 8mm ISO 4565, 5/16" G40, 5/16" Campbell S4 12-14 1/2 3 strand hard lay up CPX4
202 10mm DIN 766, 5/16" Campbell S3, 3/8" Campbell S4, 9.5mm G30 16 5/8 3 strand hard lay up CPX4
203 10mm ISO 4565, 3/8" Campbell S3, Lewmar 9.5mm G40 16 5/8 3 strand hard lay up CPX4
204 12mm ISO 4565, 13mm DIN 766 18-20 3/4 3 strand hard lay up CPX4

V - Series V1/V2/V3

GYPSY NUMBER CHAIN DESCRIPTON ROPE SIZE (MM) ROPE SIZE (IN) ROPE DESCRIPTON
006 6mm ISO 4565, 1/4" G40*, 1/4" BBB 12-14 1/2 3-strand and 8-plait
000 7mm ISO 4565, 1/4" G40*, 1/4" BBB 12-14 1/2 3-strand and 8-plait
001 8mm DIN 766, 8mm ISO 4565 12-16 1/2 - 5/8 3-strand and 8-plait (5/8 only)
002 10mm DIN 766, Campbell 3/8" S4, 5/16" G40 12-16 1/2 - 5/8 3-strand and 8-plait (5/8 only)
003 10mm ISO, Campbell 3/8" S3, Lewmar 9.5mm G40 16 5/8 3-strand and 8-plait

V - Series V4/V5

GYPSY NUMBER CHAIN DESCRIPTON ROPE SIZE (MM) ROPE SIZE (IN) ROPE DESCRIPTON
201 8mm DIN 766, 8mm ISO 4565, 5/16" G40, 5/16" Campbell S4 12-14 1/2 3 strand hard lay up
202 10mm DIN 766, 5/16" Campbell S3, 3/8" Campbell S4, 9.5mm G30 16 5/8 3 strand hard lay up
203 10mm ISO 4565, 3/8" Campbell S3, Lewmar 9.5mm G40 16 5/8 3 strand hard lay up
204 12mm ISO 4565, 13mm DIN 766 18-20 3/4 3 strand hard lay up

V - Series V6

GYPSY NUMBER CHAIN DESCRIPTON
10mm 10mm DIN 766, 3⁄8" ISO G4, Lewmar 9.5mm G40
11mm
11mm Short Link, Lewmar 12mm G30/G40, 13mm DIN 766
14mm
Lewmar 14mm G30/G40, 14mm DIN 766, 7/16" G40 Recommend remote chain pipe version
1/2" ISO G4 1/2" ISO G4, Lewmar 12mm G30/G40, Lewmar 1/2" G30/G40