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scottwaldrum posted 11-04-2010 04:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for scottwaldrum   Send Email to scottwaldrum  
Hi Guys,

The new boat doesn't have a windlass so I need to add one. The only thing I know about them is that I want one.

So, the questions would be:

1) What windlass does the conquest have from the factory and for anyone with that boat, does it work well?

2) Anyone adding one aftermarket? What did you choose.

Any other feedback welcome, trying to not do this twice...


SJUAE posted 11-05-2010 01:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for SJUAE  Send Email to SJUAE     

According to whalerparts a 2002 Conquest it was a Lemar Horizon 600


You may need some other deck hardware and also check the wiring diagrame etc on whalerparts and the exact year of your Conquest


RevengeFamily posted 11-05-2010 06:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for RevengeFamily  Send Email to RevengeFamily     
My 1999 280 Conquest came with as Steve stated a Lemar Horizon 600. The windlass has not given me any trouble and has never failed to pull my hook.

I normally have the engines idiling and bump one or the other in and out of forward to assist the windlass in getting directly over the top of the hook. Then it's all windlass, I slowly increase the strain on the anchor rode until the hook pops loose. Like I said, the 600 has never not function well.


27 Black Dog posted 11-05-2010 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for 27 Black Dog  Send Email to 27 Black Dog     
I have a 1991 27 Walkaround thatI just put a Lewmar Pro-Fish 1000 on and love it!!!. I know that this windlass is probably a little too much for this boat but I was at the Anapolis boat show last year and just could not pass up the deal, 60% off. One thing that you have to know when purchaseing a Lewmar windlass is that it will only accept a specific type of chain, otherwise it will jam up on you.
scottwaldrum posted 11-09-2010 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for scottwaldrum  Send Email to scottwaldrum     
Thanks guys.

Steve, thanks for those links, hadn't seen whalerparts before. That should give me what I need.

Norm, looks like you'll be a good resource for me. Already answered two of my questions....

Will let you know how it goes...

scottwaldrum posted 11-09-2010 12:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for scottwaldrum  Send Email to scottwaldrum     
OK, did a little checking:

In 2004 the conquest 275 spec'd a "RP/CHN Marlini Lo-Pro 12v 700w" which I assume is the Lofran Marlin model:

Previously (2002) the Lewmar Horizon 600 was used.

So, one is a horizontal and one is a vertical. Lewmar doesn't make the Horizon 600 anymore as far as I can tell.


1) vertical vs horizontal on the conquest 275?
2) thoughts on the best lewmar windlass for the boat. Looks like either the pro-series or pro-fish like black dog installed...

That lofrans is pricey, kinda leaning toward the lewmar pro-series.


SJUAE posted 11-09-2010 03:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for SJUAE  Send Email to SJUAE     

I looked at whaler parts for your 2004 Conquest 275 PB275CQ22%20Model%20(1).pdf

It shows a mid year change 2003/2004 on the anchor locker. The newer smaller chain/rope locker you can only use a vertical drive as the horizontal drive sat below deck in the larger locker. The new smaller locker the windlass motor I assume is below deck and access from the cabin with just the plate above deck feeding through a chute to the smaller locker

You need to be sure what type of locker you have


scottwaldrum posted 11-10-2010 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for scottwaldrum  Send Email to scottwaldrum     
Thanks Steve,

That explains why they switched windlass types. It didn't make any sense to me.

Off to figure out which locker I have. Appreciate the help.


number9 posted 11-11-2010 01:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for number9  Send Email to number9     
If your Whaler was designed to allow a horizontal you should consider one with a rope chain gypsy and a capstan/drum. Kind of like two tools in one with small additional cost.

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