Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-03-2010, 14:40   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St Catharines, Ontario
Boat: CS33 - Arlex
Posts: 49
Lofrans Progress II Windlass Removal

I'm trying to remove my progess II windlass from my deck to do some repair work ( broken cap screw)
It's an older model.
The clutch nut where the winch handle fits doesn't want to unscrew.
I have it soaking with penetrating oil.
I'm at the point where I'm wondering if I'm loosening it the right way ( counter clockwise?)
If I can't remove it, is there a way I can knock out the main shaft from below deck?
Has anyone had a simular experience?
Any help would be appeciated.

squarehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2010, 18:13   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 107
I installed this windlass on my boat. I remember that 4 thru deck threaded studs with nuts under the deck but above the motor were all that held this together. The clutch nut doesnot need to be loosened to remove unit. a small flashlight and an inspection mirror under the deck should validate my memory. Be careful the motor is heavy.

Morgan3820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2010, 05:02   #3
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,337
Images: 240
The Manual for the Lofrans “Progress II” Windlass is available here:
Instructions on installation, use and maintenance (4TH pdf down)

Welcome to Lofrans'

Methinks you may have to disassemble the windlass to access the top of the fasteners (unless they are ‘captive’).
Attached Images
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2010, 08:00   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver Island
Boat: 55'alloy performance cruiser
Posts: 118
lofrans removal

Hi Squarehead, I concur with Morgan 3820. I have the same unit being installed on my foredeck, I have put it on and off several times for fitting. The motor is easily removed with four short bolts(when new anyways) which gets rid of about 65# leaving you with removing the nuts under the deck that hold the capstan etc to the underdeck gearbox. The four long bolts are captive into the capstan casting, then you can lift the unit off the deck. Mine weighs 75 kgs with the motor being a little under half.
cheers, Greg
Mirar is offline   Reply With Quote

lofrans, removal

Thread Tools
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
Lofrans Progress II Removal Patrick_DeepPlaya Anchoring & Mooring 6 18-11-2009 00:07
Lofrans Windlass Gypsy Meck Anchoring & Mooring 2 26-08-2009 12:56
Need help with Lofrans SILVER windlass hoplites Anchoring & Mooring 1 23-04-2009 11:48
Lofrans Project 1000 Windlass Sea Skimmer Anchoring & Mooring 3 20-01-2009 13:30
changing the oil in a lofrans windlass schoonerdog Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 23-07-2007 12:14

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:57.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.