Maxwell Rc6-6 Lo-Profile Anchor Winch (Incl. Switchgear Package)

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The original, reliable, and powerful winch by Maxwell!



  • Package price includes switchgear (except foot switch/s).
  • Low profile, takes 6/7mm short link chain spliced to 12mm three or eight strand rope, sold seperately.
  • See for winch selection guide
  • Dual direction solenoid pack, circuit breaker and Up/down remote control toggle switch included.
  • RC6 is available in low profile version only. This option listed is for low profile only without capstan.
  • Included as Standard: Emergency crank/clutch release handle, motor & gear box
  • All Maxwell windlasses are RODE counter ready with sensor hole drilled and magnet fitted.
  • The use of shortlink chain is essential.
  • LIGHT DISPLACEMENT - Refers to a vessel which is relatively light in weight compared to its overall length.
  • HEAVY DISPLACEMENT - Refers to a vessel which is relatively heavy in weight compared to its overall length.
  • The chart refers to anchor windlass selection only. When selecting a stern capstan for the same boat, Maxwell uses one size smaller drive, or down to a minimum of 50% of the pull rating of the windlass ( unless specified otherwise.)



  • Model: RC6-6
  • Maximum Pull: 350kg/770lbs
  • Static  Hold: 700kg/1540lbs
  • Chain Short Link: 6/7mm  ( 1/4”)
  • Rope Size (3 strand or 8 plait): 12mm (1/2”)
  • Chain Speed (Normal Working Load): 24m/min (79ft/min)
  • Rope Speed (Normal Working Load): 21m/min (69ft/min)
  • Power Supply (DC): 12v
  • Motor Power: 500W
  • Net Weight DC Low Profile Version: 8.5kg / 218.7lbs


Maxwell’s revolutionary new chainwheel:

Maxwell once again leads the market in innovative thinking with the introduction of their latest Wave Design™ chainwheel. This patented rope/chain wheel incorporates two unique design concepts that greatly improve the handling and control of the rope/chain spliced rode. The outer ribs of the chainwheel are angled slightly forward ensuring that the rope and the chain are smoothly guided in the wheel during anchor retrieval.

As the rope pulls into the wheel, the opposite facing inner ribs grip the rope in an undulating manner, securing the rope more firmly in a 'wave pattern' action that is far superior to the traditional 'jam cleat' manner of holding the rope compared to all other products on the market. Not only does this Wave Design™ hold the rope more securely, it is also kinder on the rope resulting in increased longevity of your anchor rode.

The Wave Design™ Chainwheel is fitted to all RC Series windlasses, designed for anchor rodes with any marine grade chain, G4, BBB, Proof Coil and Metric.



  • The combined stainless steel and chromed bronze RC6 series utilises 6mm/7mm (1/4") chain spliced to 12mm (1/2") three strand or 8-braid (plait) rope. 
  • The ingeniously designed rope/chain gypsy (chainwheel) is able to accommodate a wide range of chain pitch differences within the specified chain size diameters suitable for use with the RC8 Series.
  • The RC6 features Maxwell’s revolutionary, and patented, new Wave Design™ chainwheel.
  • Providing most of the features of the larger RC8, the RC6 has been designed with the smaller, trailer boat market in mind.
  • The in-line, vertical gearbox and motor means quick and easy installation by either the boat yard or the DIY aftermarket customer.
  • An inexpensive, high performance and great looking windlass; the RC6 is built for durability and years of trouble free use.
  • The RC6 is a Low Profile unit (no optional capstan drum)


This chart serves as a basic guide to assist in selecting the appropriate anchor winch system for your boat. Please note: Size, displacement and type of vessel, as well as anchoring conditions, must be taken into consideration when selecting an anchor winch. Vessels of heavy displacement and/or high windage will require larger windlasses. All systems assume  the use of a chain stopper, chain snubber or mooring cleat to remove the load when setting or breaking the anchor loose. The maximum pulling capacity of the windlass should not be less than three times the total weight of the ground tackle. Should you require any assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact the Smart Crew.


Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper and/or alternative snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while laying at anchor. The chain stopper and alternative snubbing system should also be used to secure the anchor in the fully raised position while under way.

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