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Old 22-07-2010, 14:24   #1
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Windlass: Simpson Lawrence 555 Two-Speed Manual Windlass Clone

ABI. This is a very heavy duty brass windlass and unlike its aluminum Sea Tiger 555 original.

Our boat is a 1967 Spencer and is way to heavy for our boat. One of the unfortunate deals where we thought we were buying one thing and ended getting something very different.

It's presently on the island of Roatan but can be shipped just about anywhere.

So we'll take any reasonable offer. We bought it for $400

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Old 23-07-2010, 12:24   #2
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Does it have the chain drive or gears on the inside?
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seatiger 555 is gears, hyspeed 510 is chain drive...
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ABI. This is a very heavy duty brass windlass and unlike its aluminum Sea Tiger 555 original.
Bronze perhaps...?

The Sea Tiger is also quite heavy, perhaps 25 KGs..Not much aluminium in it.
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Never seen a bronze SL555 case before. What's the story? Anyone know?
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My old ABI Catalog (1990) shows a manual series 800 two-speed with double chain pipes that looks exactly like that one. It is gear driven, no chain. All bronze and stainless construction.

I would have considered purchase but getting it to Hawaii will cost more than the purchase price so, unfortunately, will pass. Whoever buys this windlass will be getting a real bargain. It is high quality stuff.

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there were a few seatiger knock-offs, this was one made by abi, i would think it is at least as good, if not better then a simpson lawrence seatiger, hell of deal for sure
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Hello,

I'm thrilled at the response to our windlass. I was afraid I was going to have to fashion an anchor out of it (it's heavy enough). Unfortunately I never met the person who sold it to me but I do have his email ric AT spiritofbuffalo DOT com and the other person that knows more about it because he has it at his marina in Roatan. He's (Mark) looking into shipping costs. his email is mark AT turtlegrass DOT net.

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Old 26-07-2010, 11:04   #9
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Thanks for the interest in our windlass. Unfortunately we never me the person who sold it to us so we don't have to many particular about the unit. I can give you his email address

Also knowledgeable about this windlass is Mark Thiem who owns the Turtlegrass Marina in Roatan. He's offered to answer question about it and also is looking into shipping costs. mark AT turtlegrass DOT com

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I'll buy right now if I knew the shipping cost wouldn't be an issue... I've sent a message to Mark. Thanks
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Hello,

Mark seem to think it would be between $50 & $75. To show my appreciation I'll split the shipping cost whatever they may be.

if you have a problem getting ahold of mark please let me know.

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Now that is a deal!!!
If it is the one in the ABI catalog, in 1990 they sold for eight times that. Better jump on it now.
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Thanks Roger, I have sent you a private message. I've also emailed Mark at both net & com but have yet to hear back.

I tried to find out if SL Spares in the UK know if parts are interchangeable but they won't say for sure, and now they are trying to sell me a good used SL555. I would guess with the images above that this windlass uses all the same parts as the SL555.

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Hi, is this anchor windlass still available?
Which size of chain is it for? We have a 7/16" with a 1 1/4" pitch chain and 70m long. Our anchors are 25kg ang the heaviest is 50kg.
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