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Old 10-07-2014, 17:35   #1
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Emergency Crank for Nilsson Windlass?

I have a 1983 Nilsson v1000 windlass, but I don't have the emergency crank for it.

So, if the motor fails, I have

1. Buy a handle. I sent an email to the current company to see if they might have any in a bin somewhere.

2. Make a handle. Anybody have experience?

3. Use a fall-back lift system. Hook and line to winch and drag it up 10 feet at a time or something?

4. Buy a new windlass. Tempting, but tre spendy.

Anybody have input?
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Re: Emgcy crank for Nilsson windlass?

My Nilsson-Maxwell has two folding ears that flip out. It is a vertical windless. a 3 foot piece of 1 in. pipe will fit over the ears and provide great mechanical advantage. It is probably older than 1983.
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Re: Emgcy crank for Nilsson windlass?

Yes, mine has the ears too, but they just unlock the warping drum when you turn them. Eventually, the top unscrews completely off.
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Re: Emgcy crank for Nilsson windlass?

Fall back system could include a chain pawl on the roller.
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Re: Emgcy crank for Nilsson windlass?

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Fall back system could include a chain pawl on the roller.
I'm not sure what you mean. I have a stopper pawl on the roller, but that wouldn't help get the anchor on board.

I received word from the company and they do have a crank handle available. It's only about $550. So that's out.
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Re: Emergency Crank for Nilsson Windlass?

Use two chain hooks, each with enough line attached to reach your primary winches through a snatch block. Attach one as far down the chain as you can reach, then pull it in with the winch. Then attach the next, etc. etc. Same can be done with rope rode.
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Re: Emgcy crank for Nilsson windlass?

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Yes, mine has the ears too, but they just unlock the warping drum when you turn them. Eventually, the top unscrews completely off.
When turning in the clockwise
direction to raise the chain it should tighten, but you might have to uncouple the geared motor .
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When turning in the clockwise
direction to raise the chain it should tighten, but you might have to uncouple the geared motor .
Doh! :headslap: Don't know what I was thinking. Thanks Lancerbye, I'll give that a try!
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