We have a Maxwell-Nilsson V1000 anchor windlass
on our 1989 boat
. We're very happy with it and it's been effective and reliable during our 10+ years of ownership
. I service
it regularly and each time I've opened up the gearbox
I've refilled it from a stock of grease which I bought years ago from James Nilsson
in New Zealand
along with an order of spare parts
I now need to buy some more gearbox
grease. The original manual calls for “Castrol TC fluid grease or equivalent” and the supply I received from James Nilsson
was described as “Grade 00”. Our boat
is currently in Tunisia
where international shipments are unreliable, and I'd like to buy an equivalent grease locally if possible.
I know there are still many V1000 windlasses out there. I'd be very interested to hear what equivalent fluid grease other owners have been using, and which ones you would recommend.
Many thanks for your help, Simon