Deckhand 40, 25, and 25R Features, Specifications and Manuals (DH40, DH 25, DH 25R) (2004-present)

Deckhands automatically raise and lower your anchor at the touch of a button. Deckhands are available with multiple anchor capacities.

Deckhand 25 (DH 25)

The DeckHand 25 has a 25-lb anchor capacity (anchor not included). Includes davit for stowing most styles of anchors. Pre-spooled with 60 feet of 800-lb test nylon rope. Runs on 12-volt battery (not included). Get precision boat placement and the ability to stay on the fish as long as you want with a DeckHand™ electric anchor winch. It automatically raises or lowers your anchor at the touch of a button, and its special anti-drag system senses the bottom to allow for controlled drifting.

Features and Specifications

  • 25-lb anchor capacity (anchor not included)
  • Pre-spooled with 60 feet of 800-lb test nylon rope
  • Davit can be mounted at base of DeckHand or in remote position on deck
  • Davit stows most kinds of anchors
  • Stow and deploy switch integrated into the base of the unit
  • Auto-drift feature automatically stops the motor when the anchor touches bottom
  • Mounting hole pattern consistent with older DeckHand models (DH-18, DH-20, DH-35)
  • Designed for use in freshwater
  • The DH 25 runs on a 12-volt battery (not included).

Deckhand 25R (DH 25R)

The DeckHand 25R has a 12-foot corded remote control to let you operate your DeckHand from anywhere in the boat. 25-lb anchor capacity (anchor not included). Includes davit for stowing most styles of anchors. Pre-spooled with 60 feet of 800-lb test nylon rope. Runs on 12-volt battery (not included). Get precision boat placement and the ability to stay on the fish as long as you want with a DeckHand™ electric anchor winch. It automatically raises or lowers your anchor at the touch of a button, and its special anti-drag system senses the bottom to allow for controlled drifting.

Features and Specifications

  • Includes a 12-foot corded remote control
  • 25-lb anchor capacity (anchor not included)
  • Pre-spooled with 60 feet of 800-lb test nylon rope
  • Davit can be mounted at base of DeckHand or in remote position on deck
  • Davit stows most kinds of anchors
  • Auto-drift feature automatically stops the motor when the anchor touches bottom
  • Designed for use in freshwater
  • The DH 25R runs on a 12-volt battery (not included).

DeckHand 40 (DH 40)

Automatically raise and lower your anchor at the touch of a button. DeckHand 40 has a 40-lb anchor capacity (anchor not included). Pre-spooled with 100 feet of 800-lb test nylon rope. Universal davit can be mounted at base of DeckHand or in remote position on boat deck. Davit also stows anchor horizontally to eliminate anchor swing. Anchor shackle allows for quick changes between anchors. A special anti-drag system senses the bottom to allow for controlled drifting. Runs on 12-volt battery (not included). Remote accessory (sold separately) allows for 25' corded remote operation. DH 40 is designed to work with anchors weighing at least 20 lbs and not more than 40 lbs.

Features and Specifications

  • Davit can be mounted at base of DeckHand or in remote position on deck
  • 20- to 40-lb anchor capacity (anchor not included)
  • Pre-spooled with 100 feet of 800-lb test nylon rope
  • Universal davit can be mounted at base of DeckHand or in remote position on boat deck; stows anchor horizontally to eliminate anchor swing
  • Anchor shackle allows for quick changes between anchors
  • Stow and deploy switch integrated into the base of the unit
  • Designed for use in freshwater
  • Compatible with DeckHand 40 Remote Switch (sold separately)
  • The DH 40 runs on a 12-volt battery (not included).

Using the Deckhand 40 Remote

If your Deckhand 40 does not come with a remote, you can add a wired remote with a 25 foot cord. The Deckhand 40 Remote is only able to communicate with the control board on the Deckhand 40 and therefore is not compatible with other Deckhand models. Click here to purchase the Deckhand 40 Remote.

To install the remote:

  1. Remove the cap from the accessory plug that exits the DH 40 unit near the power cord.
  2. Plug remote connector into DH-40 plug
  3. Mount switch in remote location.

Additional Deckhand Information for all Deckhands

Installation Considerations

  • If the Deckhand is mounted separate from the davit and the rope path is not straight into the spool, you can use pulleys and/or rollers in the rope path for proper alignment.
  • The Deckhand needs to be connected to 12 volts. If it is too far from the the battery and you need to extend the battery leads, use a minimum of 10 gauge wire.

Rope Length and Size Recommendations

Rope should be 3/16" diameter diamond braid polyester or nylon.

Anchor Recommendations

The Deckhand 40 is able to accommodate the anchor of your choice with a minimum of 20 pounds and no more than 40 pounds.

The Deckhand 25 and Deckhand 25R is able to accommodate the anchor of your choice up to 25 pounds.

Using the Deckhand in Saltwater

All of our DeckHand electric anchors are intended for use in freshwater only. Use in salt or brackish water will void the warranty.

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