Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-12-2017, 21:46   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Chesapeake southern new jersey
Boat: Eastward ho 24 Downeaster 32
Posts: 183
Abi series 800 2speed manual windlass

I just got an abi series 800 manual windlass ( I think)Itís the seatiger knock off one. I see most have a bronze housing, however mine has an aluminum housing. Canít find anything on the net about them other then old threads here. It says theyre supposed to be oli filled. I guess that explains the plug in the front. I just got it and itís working fine sounds good works on both strokes flawlessley. I took the bottom off and looked inside. It appears to look nice and clean. Itís greased inside though. Iím not sure what to do with it. Does any one know a source for the springs so I could get spares in case they go. Also I donít know the history of it think I should degrease it and fill with gear oil again. I can smell the gear oil like it was in there.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	381.4 KB
ID:	161090  
__________________
Eastward ho 24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2017, 23:12   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,726
Re: Abi series 800 2speed manual windlass

won't offer advice, but from some past experience, one reason that folks go from 90 wt oil to grease is that many of those windlasses leak when full of oil... and having hypoid oil running about on deck is not a great idea!

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania
Jim Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2017, 05:56   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Chesapeake southern new jersey
Boat: Eastward ho 24 Downeaster 32
Posts: 183
Re: Abi series 800 2speed manual windlass

Yes I defy don’t want to fill it with oil just wondering if it’ll affect the operation/ longevity
__________________
Eastward ho 24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
manual windlass, wind, windlass

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: ABI Bronze Manual Windlass Kikorangi Classifieds Archive 4 25-07-2011 10:31
ABI Manual Windlass Info ? SvenG Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13 05-10-2010 12:51
For Sale: ABI Manual Windlass windsaloft Classifieds Archive 1 04-03-2010 10:33
Experience with ABI Horizontal Manual Windlass? crew2447 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 11-08-2009 10:16



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.