Interesting! I was able to buy a replacement worn and sector gear for my VWC1200 about a decade ago. Went through an approved repair
shop in the Brisbane
Qld area. He ordered the parts
and they sent them to the shop. Not cheap
, but way less than 1200$.
However, I've noted that since Vetus took over the company the customer service
has steadily degraded, and some parts
are not readily available.
Too bad, for they are pretty good windlasses.