I've jsut spent $400 rebuilding an Nillson windlass
. I have now found out that one of the gears is pretty near shot. Maxwell
(who bought Nilson) is not making parts
for these anymore. Does anyone know whether these windlasses are put together with generic gears (and a source for them) or are they cutom made? I suspect cutom made.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness