Originally Posted by vintageray
I have one on my boat. The thing is a monster of a windlass. Very salty. People have commented that it looks like it belongs on a large ship. Anyone know offhand if there are replacement motors available for these? I actually have two (one spare) and the bottoms of the motors on both are rusted almost completely away.
VERY salty indeed! My favorite comment that someone made on mine: "That's not just equipment
, that's infrastructure!"
IDEAL does full rebuilds, even replaces the enclosure with a more modern version that encloses the motor
as well (if yours is an early one like mine where the motor
is outside the gearbox
I just had mine rebuilt by a marine electrical
shop down in Long Beach. They repacked the gears, rewound the motor, repainted the enclosure and polished the bronze capstan and wildcat to like-new appearance. I was stunned at how nice it looked when I got it back - my mechanic's assistant that brought it back up for me thought I had bought a new one! Not bad for under $500.