The Capstan is a Ship component and Ship customization Item in Sea of Thieves. It is a horizontally-mounted wheel used to raise and lower a Ship's Anchor. Its variants are purchased at a Shipwright and equipped via a Ship Customization Chest.
Usage[edit | edit source]
The Capstan can be used to drop a Ship's Anchor upon reaching a destination, keeping the ship braked while the crew is on land. The anchor can be dropped instantly, but raising the anchor requires more time and manpower. The anchor will not activate until the crank is complete; while the capstan moves, it can stop at any time by a player idling on the capstan. Bigger ships will require more manpower to operate.
When the capstan is damaged, it will lower the anchor and break off handles that must be repaired with Wooden Planks.
List of Capstans[edit | edit source]
|Capstan of the Wailing Barnacle||Duke||n/a||"A fine, nautical capstan - though its last ship still languishes on the ocean floor."|
|Pirate Legend Capstan||Shipwright Shop|
|Trapmaker’s Capstan||Ship Customization Chest||n/a||"This capstan was crafted by a notorious trapmaker. Do you really want to keep winding this thing?!"|
|The Killer Whale Capstan||The Hunter's Call||35|
|Admiral Capstan||Shipwright Shop||10||"A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."|
|Sea Dog Capstan||Shipwright Shop||10|
|Sovereign Capstan||Shipwright Shop||10||"If one absolutely must manually wind one's anhcor, let one do it in luxurious style."|
|Bone Crusher Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Glorious Sea Dog Capstan||Shipwright Shop||20||"This smart-looking capstan befits a crew of disciplined, brave fighters... but it's yours now!"|
|Kraken Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Ocean Crawler Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a|
|Parrot Capstan||Shipwright Shop||n/a||"You'll soon be dancing the conga as you wind in your anchor."|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- It is possible to catch the Capstan while it's going down, allowing the player to hold it right before it engages for a very quick and timed stop.
- There is no visible Anchor shown below an anchored ship.