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Electronics May 2003
By Ben Ellison


Auto Anchor
   
 


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The New Zealand firm RMSD has been building the Auto Anchor 500C remote windlass control and chain counter for a while, but has now introduced models that can handle combination line-and-chain rodes and has begun distributing them in the United States. All models feature up and down presets, a safety lock, nonvolatile memory, and extensive anchor system diagnostics. The top-of-the-line 500RCX includes solid-state switching instead of interfacing to a windlass' standard solenoid controls and thus gains speed control and the ability to bring an anchor completely home on its own. Installation involves fitting a magnet and sensor to your windlass. Prices range from $595 to $1,495.

Auto Anchor Phone: (508) 995-8188. www.autoanchor.co.nz.

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This article originally appeared in the April 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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