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Old 10-09-2008, 16:30   #1
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KEEFE Anchor Windlass Parts

Hi,

I am in the process of rebuilding my KEEFE Series B Electric Horizontal, Anchor Windlass. Does anyone know of a source for parts? Since they are no longer in business I may be looking at a used unit to Cannibalize for parts.

This was new equipment on a late 70's 40'er.

Thanks, Greg
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Old 17-06-2010, 16:44   #2
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keefe anchor windlass

I saw your inquiry for parts needed for a Keefe anchor windlass. Though it's been quite some time since you posted, and you may have found a source or taken another path, I have a unit that I removed from a boat I bought a few months ago. It has a seized 120vac motor but all the other parts appear in salvageable condition.
If you are still looking for parts, pls contact me.
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Old 19-06-2010, 04:21   #3
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Keefe windlass

gnoynik, I was wondering if you still have you windlass and if you might have a manual to it. I just bought a Freya 39 which has a Keefe and would like to keep it on there. Thanks.
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Old 19-06-2010, 04:38   #4
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Yes I still have it but will be scrapping it soon. No, I don't have a manual on it.
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Old 19-06-2010, 04:55   #5
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What kind of condition is it in, other than the seized motor.
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Old 19-06-2010, 17:25   #6
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Looks in "decent " condition. Gypsy and sprocket are intact. Internals unknown as I don't have time , use nor interest in finding out. Gypsy head is 7" dia by 3" w, sprocket is 6" dia by 2" w. Looks like it uses 3/8 chain. Unit is 22"L x 24"W x 17" H.
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Old 19-06-2010, 19:12   #7
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Thank you for your reply back about the info. If you would like to get rid of it i would be more than happy to discuss it with you over the phone. My number is 207-729-6510. Again thanks, Eric.
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Old 19-06-2010, 21:26   #8
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Keefe windlass parts.

Balmar (the alternator people) purchased Keefe back in the late 80s. They still have a very limited number of parts for some of the Keefe windlasses. You might want to inquire. Great people to deal with.
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Old 20-06-2010, 03:40   #9
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Thank you very much for the info. That's the problem now a days when your dealing with old stuff is finding the parts. Its great, that forums like these can most of the time steer you in the right direction.
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Old 21-06-2010, 03:49   #10
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Called you yesterday and left a msg.If you want this unit or wish to discuss this further, contact me at gvoynik@gmail.com. I have some pix I can send./Jerry
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