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Old 19-06-2020, 02:39   #1
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Muir VR3000 Windless help

Has anyone got, or at least knows anything about this particular Muir windlass? I'm trying to find out if it can be used manually if the motor fails? What is the hinged flap on the top? Does it have a function?
Also does anyone know if it can rotate freely to drop the anchor without having to winch it down? It seems like a big robust windlass however the only literature I have is the sales brochure with all the specs. I don't have operations manual. It seems to be from around 1990. Tried searching the net but there just seems to be no info.
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Old 19-06-2020, 03:02   #2
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Look down into the socket the winch handle goes.


IF there is rod sticking up in the center it should be the disconnect.
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Has anyone got, or at least knows anything about this particular Muir windlass? I'm trying to find out if it can be used manually if the motor fails? What is the hinged flap on the top? Does it have a function?

Also does anyone know if it can rotate freely to drop the anchor without having to winch it down? It seems like a big robust windlass however the only literature I have is the sales brochure with all the specs. I don't have operations manual. It seems to be from around 1990. Tried searching the net but there just seems to be no info.

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Yep, Iíve got the same one, and Iím here in Adelaide also.

PM me if youíd like to discuss, but in short, the handle on top locks and disengages the clutch. And yes, thereís a manual mode, but I havenít tried it yet.

edit: Iím about 50 meters from your boat on the red and white Swanson.
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Old 19-06-2020, 03:46   #4
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Re: Muir VR3000 Windless help

Yeah would love to learn how to operate it. So you're at 35 south? Have we met?. Lol
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Yep, Iíve got the same one, and Iím here in Adelaide also.

PM me if youíd like to discuss, but in short, the handle on top locks and disengages the clutch. And yes, thereís a manual mode, but I havenít tried it yet.

edit: Iím about 50 meters from your boat on the red and white Swanson.
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Yeah would love to learn how to operate it. So you're at 35 south? Have we met?. Lol
Matt on Manera. The weird guy who writes the marina magazine.
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Matt on Manera. The weird guy who writes the marina magazine.
lol.. Hey Matt. This is so cool.
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lol.. Hey Matt. This is so cool.

Small world. Particularly Adelaide. Come on down over the weekend if you like, between the rain showers
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Small world. Particularly Adelaide. Come on down over the weekend if you like, between the rain showers
Yeah looking kind of miserable.
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PM me your email address and I'll send you a scanned copy of my manual. (Not a great scan I'm afraid)
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Done. That's awesome thanks. Went past your boat this morning but but your windlass is nice and dry under its cover.
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Done. That's awesome thanks. Went past your boat this morning but but your windlass is nice and dry under its cover.
I like to keep it warm.
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Re: Muir VR3000 Windless help

I have a VR3000 if its not to much trouble I would love to get a copy of the manual also. I emailed Muir and never got a response.
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I have a VR3000 if its not to much trouble I would love to get a copy of the manual also. I emailed Muir and never got a response.
I'm away from the boat at the moment but will look for it when I get back tonight, unless Yev can get his hands on what I sent him more easily?

PM me your email address.
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Hi There,
I have the same winch. the motor failed and I got it rebuilt. I think I have some parts missing. I would love to get a copy of the manual for this winch so that I can get it sorted.
Thanks heaps
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Pm me your email address and Iíll send it through. Iíve never figured out how to post a PDF here.
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