Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-03-2014, 07:34   #1
Registered User
 
SKG56's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Afghanistan, Iraq,Thailand, WA State
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 222
LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

I recently bought a 1970 30.5 Allied Seawind Sloop that does not have a windlass, I'm going to buy and install one, I'm seriously considering the Lewmar Profish 1000 FF. Opinions on this windlass please, for the size of my boat, have decided to go with the Rocna 33# for the primary using all chain, 5/16", Thanks;
Sam
__________________

SKG56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2014, 08:27   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boat: Alberg 35 Yawl eventide
Posts: 26
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

That's exactly what I have on my Alberg 35 (7 tons) great working system .
Don
__________________

blakeney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2014, 09:06   #3
Registered User
 
SKG56's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Afghanistan, Iraq,Thailand, WA State
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 222
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

Quote:
Originally Posted by blakeney View Post
That's exactly what I have on my Alberg 35 (7 tons) great working system .
Don
I can't believe somebody responded, thanks blakeney, yeah, trying to decide on an electric windlass, not sure which way to go yet, vertical or horizontal, some of the ones that I've looked at are expensive to say the least, Ideal Windlass would be a good example, the pros and cons of vertical vs horizontal and which way to go, I guess, might be personal preference. Was originally going with the horizontal and I saw that Profish 1000, looks good, good price, but I want a capstan on the windlass also. I've got some time before I actually start working on the boat, so will keep researching them.
Sam
SKG56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2014, 09:25   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42
Posts: 2,009
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

If you go with a horizontal windlass make certain it is mounted so that you get a full 90 degrees of wrap of the chain on the gypsy. If not the chain will skip or jump off the gypsy which is dangerous.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Tayana42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2014, 09:41   #5
Registered User
 
SKG56's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Afghanistan, Iraq,Thailand, WA State
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 222
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tayana42 View Post
If you go with a horizontal windlass make certain it is mounted so that you get a full 90 degrees of wrap of the chain on the gypsy. If not the chain will skip or jump off the gypsy which is dangerous.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Right, the chain coming from the bow roller to the windlass will be horizontal to the gypsy, then over and in to the chain locker, right
Sam ps. the shaft on a horizontal windlass is horizontal
SKG56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2014, 10:41   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Boat: Alberg 35 Yawl eventide
Posts: 26
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

If I were you I wouldn't bother with the free fall.the clutch mechanism is fickle & you really don't need it.i power up & down from the cock pit & it works great.i have the horizontal version.for what it's worth I think practical sailor favoured the horizontal over vertical.
Don
blakeney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2014, 11:13   #7
Registered User
 
SKG56's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Afghanistan, Iraq,Thailand, WA State
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 222
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

Yes, It seems one of the advantages of the vertical is being able to use the capstan to tie off at different angles to docks or other boats, that's one reason I'll probably go with horizontal, I'll think I'll be anchored out more.
SKG56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2014, 05:19   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Concord, NC
Boat: 1986 CS 30
Posts: 207
Send a message via Yahoo to Hank Kivett
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

Wow excellent ...I am sitting here doing just that looking over windlass to install on my CS 30...I have narrowed it down to the Lewmar 1000H and the Maxwell HRCFF8...
Hank Kivett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2014, 05:24   #9
cruiser

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 398
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

Maxwell vw1500 you won't be disappointed. Check it out. It's the best small boat windlass by Maxwell. Had mine 5 years, little lube once a year and it's fine.
Horror Hotel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2018, 07:28   #10
Registered User
 
D.C.Y.'s Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 49
Re: LEWMAR PROFISH 1000 FREE FALL WINDLASS

Quote:
Originally Posted by blakeney View Post
That's exactly what I have on my Alberg 35 (7 tons) great working system .
Don
Hi Blakeney,

I too have an Alberg 35. I am looking at windlass now. A pro-fish 1000 was recommended for my boat. I see so many negative reviews on line... Are you still pleased? What was your second choice? Do you have any pics of what the pro-fish 1000 looks like on your Alberg 35?

Thanks
DCY
__________________

D.C.Y. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, lewmar, wind, windlass

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:59.


Google+
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.