Originally Posted by OlivierVeyrac
I need to replace my Nilsson Maxwell windlass with a new windlass. I have identified the windlass but I am unsure about the gypsy options: my old windlass shows 54 engraved on the inside any indications of size and model of chain? Choices are 3/8 HT 3/8 BBB 5/16 HT and 5/16 BBB does 54 corresponds?
Here is the email address that I used to find out:
The 105 stamped in the chain wheel means the wheel is for 5/16" High Test grade 40 chain.
Vetus Maxwell America
714 227 3832 Cellular
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:39
To: Will Vrooman
Subject: Enquiry from Maxwell Marine web site form
Enquiry: I have an older Maxwell windlass. I need to get new chain and I see "105" stamped inside the chain wheel.
What size and type chain should I use?
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