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Old 02-14-2017, 11:59 PM   #1
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Tigress Problem?

My Lofrans Tigress anchor windlass continues to run fine pulling UP the anchor, but doesn't want to run in the DOWN mode. Seems like it's stalling...chatters a bit and it sounds like maybe the clutch is slipping. There is no obstruction, and the little keepers are not interfering. And the release knob is tight.
Anybody have any thoughts/experience about this?
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:16 AM   #2
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Might be the chain is wedged in the locker. Sometimes the "pile" tips over on itself, burying the chain in the process. Try pulling (carefully) the chain out by hand on the deck for a few feet. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:57 AM   #3
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My Lofrans Tigress anchor windlass continues to run fine pulling UP the anchor, but doesn't want to run in the DOWN mode. Seems like it's stalling...chatters a bit and it sounds like maybe the clutch is slipping. There is no obstruction, and the little keepers are not interfering. And the release knob is tight.
Anybody have any thoughts/experience about this?
Thanks in advance
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We have the same issue but it is because the chain has fallen over on itself in the anchor locker. I assume it is a safety measure so the windlass does not pull the chain jam through the deck, my three cents........
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
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Same experience with mine, when chain has jammed in the locker. On freeing the chain it runs fine. Please let us know if that was the cause, or otherwise.

I believe this section of the forum is more for tech or communications problems with the forum itself. I think you will get more views and replies if you ask the mods to move it to the Anchors and Anchoring section of the forum.
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Moved, thanks for pointing that out Steve.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:16 PM   #7
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I have a similar problem with the down side of my Lofrans. I am in able to release the
lock it just locks I am unable release it. I have yet to attempt to release the chain. I am at the point of taking it apart and see if there is a problem with the release.
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