Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-01-2015, 08:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Gordons Bay, South Africa
Boat: Mauritius 43
Posts: 3
Lewmar H3 Windlass Gearbox leak

Hi, I have a 10 year old Lewmar H3 Windlass on my Mauritius 43. I noticed about a week ago that there seems to be gearbox oil??? leaking out onto the deck from under the gypsy. (just above the hawser pipe opening)
I have enquired at our local chandlery for a seal kit but have been told that the gearbox is a sealed unit & that the seals cant be replaced or the gearbox oil refilled......they need to order me a new gearbox with the 2 gaskets!!
Is this correct or can someone help with an easier & more economical solution PLEASE?
BushyBushy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2015, 22:45   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,504
Re: Lewmar H3 Windlass Gearbox leak

I dont know how to post a link, but I googled Lewmar h3, and came up with a breakdown that makes it appear that it can be taken apart and worked on. If a Lewmar dealer wont help you, maybe print out the drawings and ask a machine shop if it looks like it can be repaired. A Chandlery stands to make a nice sum to sell you something you may not need. Just a thought. ______Grant.
gjordan is offline   Reply With Quote

gear, gearbox, lewmar, wind, windlass

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maxwell Windlass Gearbox Issues Pacey16 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 31 01-09-2015 14:49
Lewmar Fixed Portlight Leak Force Five Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 18-12-2014 18:48
For Sale: 3 Lewmar wire winches and one Lewmar #8 rope winch sailor2010 Classifieds Archive 0 08-06-2014 09:36
Lazarette Leak + Cabin Leak, short & long term fix? watanaka Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 09-03-2014 13:25
Lewmar V1 Windlass - Thoughts? witzgall Anchoring & Mooring 9 04-06-2009 08:00

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:27.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.