194RE: [j4x-owners-group] Re:Replacing Lewmar windlass on J/42
- Apr 6, 2010Bernie
There is a very good chance, the motor is still fine. Mine was, it was just the gear box that disintegrated due to the fact it is made out of alum or pot metal and not suited for salt water baths every day.
Seperating the motor shaft from the gear box is the tricky part. The circleclip at the bottom of the shaft holds it all together. After you replace the gear box, which has been redesigned and is much more sturdy, the next to go will be the control box with the solenoids inside. They freeze up over time . All the parts are still available and are basically plug and play.
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 18:56:50 -0400
Subject: [j4x-owners-group] Re:Replacing Lewmar windlass on J/42Bernie--If it makes you feel any better we had the same problems. Once it
starts making the noises you describe it's only a matter of time until it
quits. We had the motor rebuilt to get us through last summer and now have
replaced the entire unit. Newt Merrill
Newton PS Merrill
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