New Windlass Controller Makes Anchoring a Snap

Published online: Jan 10, 2008 News
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Captains can now anchor without having to leave the helm.  Safe and straightforward, the state-of-the-art AA560 Panel Mount Electronic Windlass Controller and Rode Counter from Maxwell Marine provides effortless deployment and retrieval at the touch of a button. 

The user-friendly AA560 features an adjustable, back lit panel.  It displays battery voltage and windlass speed and direction in feet, meters or fathoms.  A graphic LCD screen and intuitive user interface make operation easy.  Available in black or gray, the sleek console comes with a convenient weather cover. 

Programmable, the sophisticated controller provides a preset stopping point on retrieval.  A one-touch function can deploy and retrieve a preset length of rode.  Its safety lock protects against accidental windlass deployment. 

The unique controller/counter provides accurate information for all chain or combination rope/chain rodes. It fits any windlass, including AC and hydraulic units and can be combined with other Maxell AA products for total windlass control. 

Simple to set up, the innovative Maxwell AA560 offers an uncomplicated Plug & Play sensor installation complete with waterproof connectors.  Incredibly flexible, it allows a magnet and sensor gap from 1/8" to 1-14/15".

With a 3-year limited warranty, the durable AA560 logs operation hours to ensure regular windlass maintenance.  Maxwell provides a complete installation and maintenance manual.  Inbuilt diagnostics help quickly solve any installation issues.

Suggested retail price of the AA560 Panel Mount Electronic Windlass Controller and Rode Counter from Maxwell Marine is $750.

Contact Maxwell Marine Ltd., 5829 B Triangle Dr., Raleigh, NC 27617.  919-791-3845; Fax: 919-791-3844. davidm@maxwellmarine.com; www.maxwellmarine.com  

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