does supply and re-produce spare parts
for these old windlasses. I bought a new motor from them some years ago, designed to replace the old type motors. If all else is in good working order, a new motor might be a good investment:
I am not sure if it binds while not connected to gearbox
. Seems like the motor is actually built in to the gearbox
as part of it. I could take all the gears out and see if it runs that way. My concern is that maybe some of the insulation
on the armature windings has melted and maybe were getting some cross current
or something. I don't even know if that is possible though.