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Old 18-01-2009, 09:42   #1
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Does anybody know if there is any other el. Motor which fits on the Andersen 46 Winches.
The original one is 1000$ i find that a bit much.

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Old 24-01-2009, 15:19   #2
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If you have a cnc milling facility, you can manufacture a base yourself and modify a motor and gearbox to suit. The tolerances are +-0.03mm/20degC which is easy enough. Getting a motor to fit is slightly more of a task, but it might be do-able though, but the gear-hobbing will be a distinct challenge. If you have a machine-shop, it's worth a try, but I suspect that the problems might outweigh the utility.
I've just had a run-in with the electric conversion kit for a 52ST, and it was supplied as a kit with the winch straight from Denmark. The workmanship and precision inside Andersens is quite impressive, and the "intolerance" it has for sloppy installation was startling: just a slip of the hand when the winch was commissioned cost about 4 hours of time to rectify some ignorance. Moral of the story? "BE VERY CAREFUL!"
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Ok, thanks, i guess i have to buy one.
Or, has anybody of you guys ever done this?

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