Lewmar V1 Vertical Windlass

Lewmar V1 Vertical Windlass - 8mm Gypsy Low Profile

The ultimate weather-resistant deck unit

Manufactured from 316 stainless steel

Gypsy only i.e. low profile, no drum 

Lewmar 001 Combination Gypsy

8mm DIN766 + 3-strand/Anchorplait 

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The Lewmar V windlass range has been designed for ultimate performance - robust and elegant, manufactured for durability.

Lewmar V1 Windlass Features and Plus Factors:

  • Combination Rope/Chain Gypsy
  • Manual chain release (Free Fall)
  • Cone clutch for smooth, easy control
  • Optional manual override motor gearbox
  • W.A.R.P = Wear and Abrasion Resistant Pattern - on the rope drum
  • Fall safe anchor lock - prevents accidental deployment when under way
  • Robust/reliable worm drive gearbox
  • FastFit™ motor/gearbox alignment ***

Lewmar V1 is suitable for motor and sailing yachts between approximately 29 feet and 36 feet length overall.

Consult the Lewmar Windlass Size Guide for more detailed information on selecting the correct model for your yacht.
Lewmar V1 Windlass Specification:
LewmarMotor Power Maximum PullWorking LoadMaximum Line SpeedNormal Current DrawCircuit BreakerApprox Weight
V1700 watts454kg113kg19 metres/minute80 Amps90 Amps19kg
Lewmar V1 Calibrated Chain and Rope Combination Options:
LewmarGypsy NumberChain Description3 Strand Rope8 Strand RopeSplice
V10018mm DIN 766, 8mm ISO 4565, 5/16" G4012/14/16mm16mm1 Link

12mm rope is strength-comparable and splice-compatible to 7mm Grade 40 DIN766 Calibrated Chain
14mm rope is strength-comparable and splice-compatible to 8mm Grade 40 DIN766 Calibrated Chain
We do splice 16mm diameter anchor rope into 8mm Chain on request but it is a border line tight fit in the link.

FastFit™ Feature***

Normally, gearbox alignment to the deck unit is a critical part of the installation process, but Lewmar have developed a special hassle-saving clamping system which perfectly aligns the deck unit and motor/gearbox enabling one person to fit them together on their own.

First, fix the deck unit, then slide the gearbox up the shaft, swing the FastFit™ clamp shut and tighten up the bronze nut - the motor/gearbox can be rotated and fixed in increments of 45°.

Lewmar Fastfit Assembly Lewmar V1 Dimensions

Lewmar Recommended Windlass Maintenance

Regular Servicing

  • Wash down the windlass using fresh water.
  • Examine all electrical connections for corrosion, clean and lightly grease.
  • Check anchor locker drain to avoid water damage to motor/gearbox.
  • If anchor locker fills with water, check motor is dry and free of rust.
  • Check anchor rode splice for wear.
  • Check gypsy as it is a high wear item and will last longer if properly used. When re-assembling the cone and gypsy, add a small smear of grease to the contact surfaces.
  • Check mounting studs after first two or three recoveries and regularly thereafter.

Annual Servicing

  • Check electric cables for damage.  Repair/renew as required.
  • Strip the above deck components, clean and lightly grease.
  • Check motor/gearbox for corrosion, clean and repaint with a suitable marine grade oil-based enamel paint.
  • Remove electric motor cover and blow dust away from brushes using foot pump or similar taking care not to breathe any dust.

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