by Dom Wiseman

Lewmar has launched a new range of stylish, strong and reliable horizontal windlasses, The Lewmar HX1. It utilises an in-line motor and epicyclical gearbox designed to provide years of trouble free use. There are two gypsy options to choose from – one to suit 6mm, 7mm and ¼” chain, the other option to suit 8mm chain.

They come with 500W and 800W in 12v power option making them ideal for trailer boat installation. The sealed waterproof unit reduces maintenance costs over the longer term while the efficient epicyclical gearbox ensures trouble free use. The Lewmar HX1 is made of an Anodised aluminium chassis with a polymer core and is rated to IP67 which means it is able to withstand dust and water immersion in depths of 15cm to 1 metre for 30 minutes.