Link to Mainsheet Article – November 2006
Link to Mainsheet Article – February 2007
Link to Maxwell Authorized Service Centers
- Standard Equipment on early model C380 series boats beginning in midyear 1997 to discontinuation in midyear 2001. The prior windlass (1996 – 1997) was a horizontally mounted VW800 and the later windlass was a vertically mounted VW800 including on the C387.
- The Freedom system automatically feeds anchor rode into and out of the anchor locker allowing rope, chain or rope/chain rodes. But the chain to rope splice is critical for smooth operation. Reducing the speed make a smoother transition from chain to rope.
- The transition from rope to chain is by means of a tension arm system inside the enclosed design. Maxwell suggests annual replacement of this inexpensive mail-able item, as the material will become brittle with age and use.
- Correct chain and line type are
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