Lone Star Marine
The world's best drum anchor winches, made in Australia, by Lone Star Marine.
Lone Star Marine design and manufacture winches, drives and custom fittings, anchors and deck hardware in house.
They have a history of innovation, pursuit of excellence and commitment to the industry. They helped shape the drum anchor winch industry with many design firsts, the world's first brushless variable speed winch and original accessories.
They focus on innovation, service and making products that perform better and last longer, reducing the real cost of ownership over time. The anchor winches have a 5 + Life recreational warranty, the winch motors having a lifetime warranty against water ingress.
Australian made, manufactured in Melbourne, these high quality products are distributed around the world.
Many customers now enjoy the benefits of the Lone Star Marine drum anchor winching systems.
Our professional installation ensures that your boat anchor winch system will run reliably for many years.
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Drum Anchor Winches
Lone Star Marine winches offer ultimate reliabity, a benefit of being fully waterproof and using custom made drive components.
The GX and Elite series products have a 5 year warranty on all components plus a Life Time Warranty on Drive Component Damage due to water ingress, for recreational use.
The GX Series are the standard in rugged anchoring systems. The GX has been designed and manufactured to be the strongest in structural design, has a wide base, triple sealed twin bearing system, machined and anodised gearbox and bearing collars (wont crack over time like cast alloy), and has been engineered from the ground up to deliver better performance, corrosion resistance, and longevity than other units available.
Motors in the GX series have been designed from the ground up exclusively for LSM drum winches. GX motors were created for high efficiency with high speed on the drop and high torque for retrieval, they have tested and certified to IP 68 rating (that’s the highest level of ingress protection on any winch motor) and have been tested to 6,000 standard duty cycles of use. Transmissions are fully manufactured in Italy, have no mild steel fittings, and feature marine grade outputs.
They are true industry workhorses and ideal for most boaters who are looking for a reliable, high quality anchoring system. GX series winches will drop/retrieve at up to 44m (146ft) in the first minute. GX series winches have been created to outperform and outlast virtually any other drum anchor winch made.
The GX Combo Kit is available with the GX1-GX4 Winch Kit and includes CR Deck Roller, Rope and Chain (specify required), Chain Guard, Anchor Swivel and 316SS D-shackle.
For more information see the GX Series Winch Guide...
Deep Drop Fishing Winch, Winch Tips
DDW-250 Deep Drop Downrigger
Do you want to pull up the biggest fish from 300, 400, 500 meters or more? Ever mark up the big boys at 200m down but they wont come up for a bait? Tired of hauling bricks out for swordfish? Are you disappointed in the performance of your electric reels? Then get down to where the fish are with confidence and start bringing Goliath’s back to the ramp with the DDW-250 Deep Drop and Down‑Rigging unit.
DDW-250 features brushless drive, variable speed, digital line counter, one piece frame, wider drag curve plus more...
- 316 Stainless Steel & Marine Grade 6061 T6 Marine Grade Anodised Aluminium Construction
- Brushless drive with variable speed control
- Digital line counter
- Line proximity alarm
- Braid Capacity 2000m x 200lb braid (with spool spacer)
- Mono Capacity 700m x 300lb mono (without spool spacer)
- 12 or 24v operation
- Up to 110m (375ft) per minute retrieval speed (12v)
- Fully Sealed for very low maintenance
- Very high efficiency, as little as 10 amps under light load
- Smooth Powerful 2 stage drag can be set from very light to over 100KG
- No High Pitched reel noise
- Boom can be removed and stored when not in use
- 3 Years Recreational, 1 Year Commercial Warranty
Booms are available in either fibreglass or 316 stainless steel.
Fibreglass booms are made for reducing shock loads in swell or with larger fish. These booms are not made for bite detection with smaller fish, its not their purpose. They will load up on larger fish. These are intended to be used with larger 4‑8kg weights.
Stainless steel boom options are preferred by many commercial fishermen. They are also the better option when using the DDW as a down-rigger.
DDW-250 Combo Kit Includes:
- Complete Deep Drop Winch
- Rod Holder Mount
- 50 Amp MP Circuit Breaker
- Power plug + 5m twin core power lead (no Anderson plugs)
- 4 battery lugs & heatshrink
- Fibreglass Boom (DDW-250FG Combo) 316 Stainless Steel Boom (DDW-250SS Combo)
- LSM Closed Sheave with SS bearings
- Bearing oil
- Cal’s drag grease
Check local regulations before purchasing this unit. The DDW-250 is completely legal for recreational use as a down-rigger in all Australian states. It is also legal for recreational use as a fishing winch in all states except Victoria. It MAY be legal for Victoria as all criteria are met on paper, but to date clarification or confirmation have not been received from DPI.
Top 4 Winch Tips
#1 Winch capacity is key. Ensure you have a drum size that will store enough rope and chain to suit the depths the boat is fishing or anchored in.
#2 Chain length is probably more important than the anchor selection itself. The chain needs to be long and heavy enough to ensure the anchor pulls horizontally when loading up.
#3 Ensure the boat’s bowsprit is strong enough to compliment the power of the winch, and is fitted out with quality hardware fittings.
#4 The winch system’s wiring should be checked at least once a year. This includes battery connections, solenoids and switches, all of which are the common cause of failure. Check for corrosion or loose connections, and use tinned wire.
MMX high holding power
Anchors, Boat Anchoring Products
Expert Installation, More Information
Evolution Marine can advise you on the most suitable anchor winch system and anchor for your boat.
Our expert installation service will ensure many years of reliable trouble free anchor winching. Browse our photos.