Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

  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 12-10-2015, 17:19   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Boat: Beneteau First 35 "Anduril"
Posts: 51
Lewmar V2 Windlass with water proof housing

I am considering a Lewmar V2 700 W vertical windlass. They offer a water proof housing (IP68 rated) kit that seals up the motor and has stuffing glands for the power cables. On one hand this sounds like a good idea in a wet chain locker that can occasional see raw seawater draining through. On the other hand, some manufacturers (that don't offer this kit) warn about overheating. Lewmar Tech support (Josh) provided me the part number (68001001) which is not the catalog and said he has never heard of a case of overheating, but I don't believe they sell a whole lot of these. The cost seems reasonable ~$250 if really would make a more reliable installation.

I haven't found any threads about overheating windlasses, or particular issues with Lewmar windlasses.

Does anyone have any experience with this or care to comment ? Without the extra enclosure, I would try to make the wire connections serviceable in place and periodically clean and spray with corrosion inhibitor.

I am also looking at a Lofrans 1000; Maxwell RC88 and perhaps a Quick (which has quite a few models and options to choose from).
Anduril is offline   Reply With Quote

lewmar, water, 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Womans Watch, Water Proof, Compass, Temp Navicula Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 13 08-12-2014 11:15
For Sale: 3 Lewmar wire winches and one Lewmar #8 rope winch sailor2010 Classifieds Archive 0 08-06-2014 10:36
How to Water Proof my Head Ocean Roads Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 27-05-2011 14:39
Water proof levels of canvas? Jack Long Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 04-10-2008 10:17

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:37.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.