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Old 09-06-2009, 11:54   #1
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Old Lewmar Winch Parts?

Hey folks,

I have a pair of older Lewmar '3-Speed 48' winches, non-self-tailing.

One of them, the speed select button was stuck down, so I opened it up... bad news, the button pushes down a steel pin surrounded by a spring, and the bakelite(?) housing for that pin is broken. I took a few chunks of bakelite out of the winch and put it back together.

Mechanically it's working fine as a two-speed winch, and I'm strong enough to use it that way, however I have a few lady sailors who sail with me who find it very difficult to use without the third speed.

Anyone know where I could find the replacement part? I've checked the Lewmar website, but they don't appear to stock it... I can take and post a photo of the problem if needed.
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Old 09-06-2009, 13:16   #2
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Lewmar in UK used to have a tech support section that was excellent. Worth checking if it is still a going concern. Last time I needed a replacement handle, they managed to find one for me.
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A limited number of parts for older Lewmar winch models may still be available from the factory, but most parts for pre-1992 winches are no longer available.
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I had the same problem wiith my Lew 48's. Pyacht.com has replacment parts and were veryhelpful
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Pyacht is insanely overpriced. But, they do have good parts diagrams. If you can get the part number, try your local West Marine. They got my Old Lemwar parts for 1/3 the price of pyacht - actually a discount off of list. It took a couple of weeks.

By the way: The moral of this story is SERVICE YOUR WINCHES. If you own winches that have limited parts availability, you REALLY need to do your winches every year!
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Pyacht is insanely overpriced. But, they do have good parts diagrams. If you can get the part number, try your local West Marine. They got my Old Lemwar parts for 1/3 the price of pyacht - actually a discount off of list. It took a couple of weeks.

By the way: The moral of this story is SERVICE YOUR WINCHES. If you own winches that have limited parts availability, you REALLY need to do your winches every year!
Lesson learned; in my defense, however, I have only owned the boat for six months and there's been a lot of other bits that have needed my attention.

Thanks for the Pyacht/WestMarine tip!
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Lesson learned; in my defense, however, I have only owned the boat for six months and there's been a lot of other bits that have needed my attention.
Drew,

You HAVE to know: The reason why I (and others) know this, is that we've also been down that same road... Think about it: If I know pyachts is expensive, and WM has the parts, it HAS to be because I've had to buy parts for a winch that wasn't maintained! And yes, I blame it on the PO (Prior Owner), even though it took me a year to get to that project! I CAN'T be my faullt!
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Pyacht is insanely overpriced. But, they do have good parts diagrams. If you can get the part number, try your local West Marine. They got my Old Lemwar parts for 1/3 the price of pyacht - actually a discount off of list. It took a couple of weeks.

By the way: The moral of this story is SERVICE YOUR WINCHES. If you own winches that have limited parts availability, you REALLY need to do your winches every year!
Mind sharing your source for parts? I just cleaned all 15 of mine, but I'm going to need new bearings for quite a few... the PO wasn't big on maintenance.
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As noted, West Marine. Look the part number up, they will order them for you.
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defender also can get old lewmar parts .. shop around and get the best price.
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