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Old 22-08-2013, 15:51   #1
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dear judy,

i have recently started a relationship with an amazing pre vietnam era bronze stephens bros. windlass that i just love to bits because it is sexy and funny and loves puppies and want 12 kids, just like i do.

the problem is he has a potentially debilitating illness (the motor is of questionable condition).

we would love to goto couples therapy (an electric motor shop, in the SF bay area, to service or modify a new motor with the existing shaft) but my search has come up short.

as my sweetums snicker doodle muffin (50 year old windlass) cant be replaced)... any thoughts on where i can turn next?

what do people do when their windlass motors burn out?

given how costly new windlass' are, people must buy them used... do you just install the used one and hope for the best?

will our relationship ever thrive?

windlass in san fran
-steve
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Old 22-08-2013, 18:39   #2
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rewire

ask here or else get in touch with fans of old cars - these folks can fix anything

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Old 22-08-2013, 18:50   #3
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what do people do when their windlass motors burn out?
You're in Alameda? There must be ten motor shops within a five mile radius.

Alameda. n. A place where cruisers from Sausalito go when they need a motor rewired. See also: Oakland.
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I see from the photo that it's off the deck,--- Are those knees hovering over the second photo? If so, the monster must be huge! (The windlass, not the owner of the knees) There are two mechanisms involved,- the electric motor and the gears turning the gypsy or drum of the windlass. Are they separated? Has it been identified as to which is not working?
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Old 22-08-2013, 18:54   #5
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There has to be an electric motor repair shop somewhere in the bay area.
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dear judy,

i have recently started a relationship with an amazing pre vietnam era bronze stephens bros. windlass that i just love to bits because it is sexy and funny and loves puppies and want 12 kids, just like i do.

the problem is he has a potentially debilitating illness (the motor is of questionable condition).

we would love to goto couples therapy (an electric motor shop, in the SF bay area, to service or modify a new motor with the existing shaft) but my search has come up short.

as my sweetums snicker doodle muffin (50 year old windlass) cant be replaced)... any thoughts on where i can turn next?

what do people do when their windlass motors burn out?

given how costly new windlass' are, people must buy them used... do you just install the used one and hope for the best?

will our relationship ever thrive?

windlass in san fran
-steve

Sorry; it's time to sink the boat.

In all seriousness, you might be able to find a motor that could be modified to do the job. You remind me of my FIL, who had the same toaster all the 55 years they were married, repaired several times.
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Old 22-08-2013, 22:13   #7
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I see from the photo that it's off the deck,--- Are those knees hovering over the second photo? If so, the monster must be huge! (The windlass, not the owner of the knees) There are two mechanisms involved,- the electric motor and the gears turning the gypsy or drum of the windlass. Are they separated? Has it been identified as to which is not working?
the actual windlass works fine and the motor very well may also... i just dont know and, if possible, i assume have it rebuilt or replaced before installing the windlass.

someone once sold one on here:

Stephens Bros. Windlass for sale.

and while those are fingers (so i can gauge the yoke size).

i separated the motor from the windlass with the expectation of easily finding a bench shop to drop it off at.

i was searching the fremont area as that is where i work and will try again in alameda.

boys are silly regarding pretty things.

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'glad to see those are fingers,- I was thinking you'd need to hire a crane to get it on or off the deck! Good luck with the outcome.
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