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Old 09-25-2014, 11:30 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by elsea View Post
Just purchased a 1989 Manatee that needs its' first Electric Windlass..
Any suggestion as to Mfg. and Model..have been looking at the Maxwell HRC 10-8 12 volt
When the big no-name windlass that came with our boat lunched some gear teeth we replaced it with a Lofrans Tigres horizontal drum windlass. Great unit and it's often the factory install on Grand Banks, Eastbay and Nordic Tug boats. Very easy to install and wire.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:43 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Andy G View Post
I like to see a man live dangerously.

What's the old saying, 'there are brave pilots and there are old pilots but there are no brave old pilots,or some such thing.
Yes..."There are old pilots and there are bold pilots...but there are no old, bold pilots."

I'll have to wait for the revenge strike...like Parks' parts deliveries, it'll come soon, I'm sure.


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Old 09-25-2014, 01:07 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
Flywright that poor guy sells stuff so cheap he can't afford a new windlass.
Fly and Larry, does that windlass accept a handle to manually retrieve the anchor?
My old one won't and I worry about the day it does die.
Mine only came with a handle .No switches or brushes to wear out just me !
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:09 PM   #24
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Lofrans Tigress is the windlass that I have used on 50ft. Beneteau sailboats in the Caribbean. These boats are in the Moorings and Sunsail charter fleets. These boats typically re-anchor 2-3 times every day. They are operated by inexperienced non-owners. The windlass is frequently used to pull the boat up to the anchor instead of just retrieving the anchor. I worked for Sunsail/Moorings for 15 years as a sail guide. I loved those windlasses, they were considered very rugged and not problematical by the maintenance crews. Parts and service are readily available and probably will be for a long time. If you are going to be anchoring a lot I would not consider anything else.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:54 PM   #25
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I looked at Defender at tigress and others....the 1000 watt quick looks good on the shelf and less than $1500 at Marine Connection...just sayin...

He also has other brands... His business is batch buying from out of business boat builders, supply houses, surplus from established boat builders and so forth. He has 12 - 15 or so winches. He has one huge Muir w/o power, go hydraulic or electric.

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