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Muir DW08 Power Up/Power Down Drum Winch

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Muir's DW08 drum winch runs the Power Up / Power Down retrieval system.

Designed and made in Australia this winch features the 316 stainless steel drum, running on serviceable bearing centre for smooth hassle free operation even under full load.

Your DW08 comes with installation instructions and a service manual and is backed by Muir’s three year limited warranty.

Anchoring is made easy, fast, and reliable with this Muir drum winch, with no electronic components to fail and a larger Drum capacity than other free falls.

Suits Vessel Length up to 8m (26ft) / Drum holds 120m of 6mm line or 80m of 8mm line plus 6m of 6mm chain.

Rope and chain sold separately.

Technical Data

  • Compact anchoring system to suit boats with little or no rode storage.
  • Designed and made in Australia.
  • Drum made from 316 Stainless Steel.
  • Three year limited warranty.
  • Includes reversing solenoid, 100amp circuit breaker and up/down rocker switch.
  • Fitting instructions included with a full electrical wiring diagram.
  • Tangle-free rope and chain operation.

Designed to suit vessels 5-8m (13-23ft) the Muir range of drum winches provide reliable and heavy-duty operation.

Power Up / Power Down Operation

If necessary the Freefall Drum Winch can be powered down without free-fall. This can be done by loosening the Declutcher with the Clutch Handle and allowing the Declutcher to drop to the bottom of the slot.


  • Designed and made in Australia.
  • Drum-316 Stainless Steel.
  • Inc. Reversing Solenoid, circuit breaker and Up / Down Rocker switch.
  • “Tangle free” rope and chain operation.
  • Compact Anchoring system to suit boats with little or no anchor rode storage.
  • Simple installation.
  • Fitting Instructions Included with a full electrical wiring diagram.
  • 3-year limited warranty

Technical Details

  • Model: DW 08
  • Vessel Length: 5-8m (13-23ft)
  • Power Supply (DC) 12V
  • Motor (Watts) 600
  • Max Load: 180kg (400lb) at 7m/min
  • Work Load: 55kg (121lb) at 33m/min
  • Amps Work Load: 80
  • Max Line Speed: 33m/min
  • Chain Size: 6-8mm (1/4-5/16″)
  • Rope Size: 8mm (5/16″)
  • Net Weight: 15/16kg
  • Capacity (Drum) 6m of 6mm chain, 80m of 6mm line, 80m of 8mm line (Rope and chain sold separately.)
  • Vessel Lenght: 5 - 8m (16 - 26ft)
  • Power Supply: 12V
  • Motor: (Watts) 600
  • Max Load: 180kg at 7m/min (400lb)
  • Work Load: 75kg at 33m/min
  • Max Line Speed: 33m/min
  • Chain Size: (Various) 6 - 8mm (1/4 - 5/16")
  • Rope Size: (Various) 8mm (5/16")


The Sydney-to-Perth rail link is currently closed due to heavy rain and flooding. The Melbourne-to-Adelaide rail link is also closed due to damage caused by a train derailment.

This situation is causing extended delays of deliveries to Western Australia for the following shipping services:

- Australia Post eParcel - Regular
- TNT Road

If you need an order in Western Australia urgently, consider using  the "Australia Post eParcel - Express" service if it is available for your order. Alternatively contact our WA MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT to discuss options based on stock already available in WA.


Australia Post and our Commercial Couriers are expecting the festive season to be extra busy this year. Based on their advice, we cannot guarantee orders placed after the cut-off dates listed below will be delivered by Christmas.

To avoid disappointment place your Christmas orders as early as possible.

State Regular Express
ACT 11th Dec 15th Dec
NSW 11th Dec 15th Dec
NT   5th Dec 11th Dec
QLD 11th Dec 15th Dec
SA 11th Dec 15th Dec
TAS 11th Dec 15th Dec
VIC 11th Dec 15th Dec
WA   1st Dec 11th Dec


Overseas, offshore islands and distant mainland locations may take up to 3 or 4 weeks to deliver. Please contact your local Mail Order Department to discuss specific details relating to your situation.


All orders are shipped from our Brookvale, Sydney order fulfilment centre. Orders are normally shipped within 5 business days - most quicker!

Shipping day estimates after your order leaves our fulfilment centre in Sydney are based on Australia Post domestic delivery times:

 State   Regular
 ACT   2 - 3 business days   1 - 2 business days
 NSW   2 - 4 business days   1 - 3 business days
 NT   4 - 13 business days   3 - 5 business days
 QLD   3 -12 business days   2 - 4 business days
 SA   3 - 5 business days   2 - 4 business days
 TAS   4 - 8 business days   2 - 4 business days
 VIC   3 - 5 business days   2 - 3 business days
 WA   5 - 10 business days   2 - 6 business days

Last updated 12/09/2023

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