Windlasses, also commonly called winches, are a key element of every vessels’ anchoring system. These devices are engineered to restrain and manage anchor chains so that they can be lowered or hoisted from the water. Notches located in the anchor windlasses’ gear wheel engage the links of the chain or anchor roping. If your windlass malfunctions, we can get you safely back on the water in no time! The team at OC Boat Supplies are well versed in anchor windlasses and can provide you with sound advice on exactly what part of your anchoring system you need.