Originally Posted by edventure
I noticed your post on the windlass today. Referring to your reply on Sept 15, I was wondering whether you were able to "rescue" the Albatros drum.
It looks like I will be able to repair my Albatros windlass, so I will not have a drum for you. Sorry!
I was at the machine shop today since I need to buy several bearings and oil seals
for the windlass. These are all commercial
items that are readily available, even for my 30 year old windlass. While I was at the shop, I looked at some of the other projects they had going on and I was surprised at the level of skill they had at machining new parts
or repairing parts that (to me) seemed totally destroyed. Perhaps you can have a local machinist repair your drum for a reasonable fee. It may be worth a shot. Best of luck!