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Old 26-08-2017, 13:12   #1
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Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

I have owned a Lagoon 380 S2 2006 for 5 years now ( I am posting this on the Lagoon section as well) and have watched the "YouTube Video " on the power failure anchor return.
I was pleased with the system shown, however since my solenoid has has been intermittently clicking which at this stage can be resolved with a light rubber mallet tap to the housing.
I subsequently went to practice the ratchet system to raise the anchor, HOWEVER , no spool with the hole to insert the supplied handle. (Was this a standard for this winch model )

Anyone know of a way to remedy/ adapt / rerig this failing.
Also I have removed lightly sanded and cleaned the carbon bushes which have plenty of meat left, however 2-3 weeks later the problem returns, other suggestions please. 4 new brushes are $620 AUD

Thanks again in advance for assistance. ( photos available if required)

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Old 26-08-2017, 14:54   #2
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

I think pictures would be better. Where are these brushes? There is no ratchet action with our Lofrans. The top would unscrew. There is a ratchet sounding clutch action in going down if the chain jambs.
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Old 27-08-2017, 07:24   #3
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

What model Lofrans have you got? I just replaced the brushes on our 1200 watt Tigres which has completely rejuvenated it. It runs so strongly now. The 4 new brushes cost around $140 AUD from Southern Seas Marine at Coomera Queensland.

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Old 27-08-2017, 12:31   #4
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Thanks Dave, these forums really educate the misinformed ( me)
Mine is the same model Tigres!
I'll replace on my return from the north.
Referring to the problem of a flat battery or stuffed motor how would you raise the 70+ meters of chain and anchor?

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Old 27-08-2017, 12:46   #5
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Slowly! I would use a chain hook with a long enough line to reach a winch from the bow roller. Winch up as much a you can, then use another chain hook or snap shackle to hold it, then keep repeating.

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Old 27-08-2017, 12:59   #6
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Thanks Dave,
That's the way I figured as well, silly fallback option but that's the only way without the extra "Spool".
Nice to meet you both at Abell Point hope to catchup when you get back South, your up early!

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Old 27-08-2017, 13:11   #7
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Darby, did you blow the all the accumulated carbon dust out of the motor when you checked the brushes? Did you check that all the brushes were sliding OK in their guides?

You previously said that you had the solenoid clicking & you had to tap the windlass to get it going. We had the same till I replaced the brushes & gave it a good clean.

All good now.
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Old 27-08-2017, 14:25   #8
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Hi Dave,
Did the best we could at anchor on the way north, still a fair bit of dust there as I didn't have a can of contact cleaner or the like, the brushes had lots left so will re investigate that option, if no joy I'll replace. After my mini maintenance there was a vast improvement so obviously points to the brushes and dust. Did you remove the unit or replace the brushes in situ?
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Old 27-08-2017, 19:42   #9
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Had to unbolt the windlass from the mounting plate as the watertank stopped the cover from sliding back enough. It also allowed me to then rotate the windlass to access the bottom brushes. I didn't have to disconnect the wiring, just rotated it in situ.
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Old 28-08-2017, 13:08   #10
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Re: Lofrans Windless Lagoon 380 S2 2006

Perfect , we did ours in situ but very difficult as you mentioned, so the redo will be done your way.

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