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Old 16-09-2015, 15:41   #1
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ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

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I'm working on a older seatiger windlass. It's been dissembled by the previous owner. I've got it back together and there are no missing pieces. The 2nd speed doesn't engage when I try to operate it. However it will function great if I remove the upper ratchet shaft. This leads me to believe that orientation of the rachet bushing might be wrong. (I've tried a few to no avail.) Maybe spring tension? Any thoughts?
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Old 16-09-2015, 16:35   #2
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Re: ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

Here are two videos on the windlass.
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Re: ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

It has been years since I tok apart and later assembled a Sea Tiger, but what I Remember is that too much grease will impede proper working.
Also I remember that the factory "exploded" drawing of the parts had an error in it.
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Re: ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

Thanks for the reply. At the moment, the gears have been degreased and have a light coating of WD40. I planned to use gear oil to lubricate the system once I get it working. Do you recall what the error in the factory exploded drawing was?
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Re: ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

Just a question about the title of your thread. Did ABI make your Sea Tiger? I always thought it was Simpson Lawrence.
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Re: ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

John,
My windlass is a ABI clone of the SL windlass. As far as I know the parts are interchangeable.
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Re: ABI sea tiger windlass knock off help

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. Thanks for the reply. At the moment, the gears have been degreased and have a light coating of WD40. I planned to use gear oil to lubricate the system once I get it working. Do you recall what the error in the factory exploded drawing was?
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No, don't recall what the error was in the drawing.
The SL expert on the Sea Tiger pointed it out while I was on the phone with him.
He recommended I use motor oil on the pawls and springs, then salt-water wheel bearing grease in the rest of it. (Ace Hardware)
Get new seals, I don't anything else really wears out in the 555.
G'd luck.
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