I did a stupid thing last night while attempting to disassemble my rather corroded Tigres windlass
. Long story short is that the housing is trashed. I also discovered that the main central bronze gear
that the motor gear
drives on is rather worn. Im looking at the parts
from IMTRA and its probably $1,375 in parts
. I then need to get the motor
looked at as I think the brushes
were sticking. Maybe the motor just needs some cleaning
but a bench test and cleaning
up will probably run $50-$100. So Im looking at $1,475 plus shipping
to get my windlass
basically rebuilt, assuming the motor is okay. I already bought seals
and circlips and a few other parts.
Option two is to simply replace the unit. New Tigres can be had for $2,212 including shipping. Im pretty sure I know the answer here but it doesnt make it any easier to swallow.