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Old 04-11-2014, 21:26   #1
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Lewmar Windlass Deck Foot Switch Replacements

Hello. I need to replace my deck mounted windlass foot switches for a Lewmar 2000 vertical windlass (Probably a 1990 model). I ordered some Maxwell switches from Defender, but these have electrical wire posts. My foot switches have a simple "air" tube that sends the signal to the windlass. What are these types called and where can I find them?

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Re: Lewmar Windlass Deck Foot Switch Replacements

They're called "Pneumatic" foot switches.

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Re: Lewmar Windlass Deck Foot Switch Replacements

So the pneumatic style switches are no longer available, no surprise with a 25 year old windlass. Anyone know if I can use the newer switches with wire leads to connect to the control box/solenoids even though the original setup was pneumatic? Would it require a new control box?

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Re: Lewmar Windlass Deck Foot Switch Replacements

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They use Pneumatic type foot switches in spa pools to turn on the spa blower . You could get a remote control like i have fitted on mine , or you can use the wire in type .These should be able to wire into the original control box.

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Not sure how the link will go.

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Re: Lewmar Windlass Deck Foot Switch Replacements

Thanks for the input. I will look into the spa switches. That remote looks pretty darn cool too!
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