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Old 24-02-2012, 19:34   #1
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Shimming the Vertical Windlass

I am installing a used Lewmar V-2. Briefly mentioned in the instructions is the need to align the above deck and below deck parts. With the woodruf key out I can easily turn the shaft by hand with the bolts less than tight. When I crank them tight, I can only turn the w'lass with a winch handle and a fairly high effort. It seems I need to shim to align the parts. I just am not sure how, other than by trial and error, a real hassle as it means worming into the anchor locker over and over. Any tricks? Thanks...
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OK, never mind.
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It wasn't all that tough. By leaving the key out of the slot, I could turn the drum by hand without having to turn the motor. The first try was just right, using a hose clamp band as shim stock. I don't know if my request was too basic, or not compelling enough or maybe nobody knew. It's always interesting to see which threads catch fire and which don't. Thank you for your concern.
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It wasn't all that tough. By leaving the key out of the slot, I could turn the drum by hand without having to turn the motor. The first try was just right, using a hose clamp band as shim stock. I don't know if my request was too basic, or not compelling enough or maybe nobody knew. It's always interesting to see which threads catch fire and which don't. Thank you for your concern.
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