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Old 15-06-2013, 12:02   #1
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Lofrans windlass service

I have a Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass (horizontal) which was on the yacht that I bought last year. The windlass is approximately 15 years old and I do not know when it was last serviced. I now wish to service the windlass but have never serviced a windlass before. I know that I have to undo the wing nut (spoked wheel) in order to remove the gypsy but would like to know if this should be undone anti-clockwise or clockwise. I realise that I shall need to use the emergency handle to provide sufficient leverage on turning the spoked wheel but would also be interested to know how much stiffness I might reasonably expect in turning the wheel.

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Old 17-06-2013, 18:09   #2
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Almost nothing comes undone going clockwise execpt the twist ties on organic loves of bread. Those people are pinko's and don't think it matters what direction you twist it.
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Old 17-06-2013, 19:08   #3
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Re: Lofrans windlass service

My Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass (horizontal) is righty tighty lefty loosey.
They are really tight.

Here is the manual

http://www.seatechmarineproducts.com...kon_manual.pdf
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Old 25-06-2013, 23:22   #4
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Re: Lofrans windlass service

Hello all,

I've got a related question about my Lofrans Tigres windlass (1978?). It looks like it has oil level indicator and filling cap. However, I couldn't find any information in the manual about what oil to use and when to add or change the oil. How do you deal with that?

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Re: Lofrans windlass service

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, villageeagle, and ‹llar.

Lofrans Gearbox Oil Capacity Guide - Oil Type: SAE90-140
http://www.imtra.com/Collateral/Docu...city_Guide.pdf
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Thanks GordMay, very useful information. Looks like normal transmission/gear box oil. Like we use in outboard engine legs.
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Re: Lofrans windlass service

Our Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass has started heaving and veering very fast, probably twice as fast as normal. Clearly something is wrong as it trips the breaker as well indicating its taking lots more amps. I can see nothing in the control side that could cause this so am thinking its the motor. As anyone met this before?
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