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Old 14-09-2018, 09:35   #1
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Lewmar Wavegrip winches

Dear fellow cruisers.

I would like to buy a few chrome Lewmar Wavegrip- winches. As most of you know, these are Lewmars early self- tailing winches with fixed jaws. They were in production during the eighties and early nineties, and they are easily recognizible by the four bolts holding the black top cap.

Sure, I know both the ocean and the evo models with spring loaded jaws are a significant upgrade, as they can accomodate modern slim trimlines. However, due to aesthetical reasons, I want my new units to blend in perfectly with my existing 30 year old wavegrips, so these are the only winches I want on board.

I need one small unit (approximately size 16-30) and a pair of mid sized winches (46, 48, 52, preferably 52..)
A little patina is totally okay, and I dont mind doing some serious cleaning and greasing, but I dont want to buy worn out units with broken teeth or missing parts.

Im located in Oslo, Norway. Anything available locally? If not, Id appreciate if you are willing to ship abroad.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

best regards,
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Old 14-09-2018, 12:07   #2
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Lewmar Wavegrip winches

Ebay! They come up all the time.
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Old 14-09-2018, 12:17   #3
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

Dear Suijin.

Thank you for taking the time to reply!

I see them on ebay too, but unfortunately, not a lot of the sellers are willing to ship them to Norway, where Im located.
I might have to take a vacation to the other side of the pond in order to pick up a pair of these old beauties. Wouldnt be too bad, now that I come to think of it..

Happy sailing!
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

I may end up with an extra 30 later this winter, in November or December. If you don't find anything let me know.
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Old 18-09-2018, 08:01   #5
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Dear Pmagistro!
Sounds great.
Feel free to drop me a line, if you decide to sell it.

Thank you!
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

The new winches I bought as-is off eBay are missing their collets (at $70/ea and 2/winch) so I'll probably keep my extra for parts. Good luck!!
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

Im sorry to hear that your new second hand winches didn’t live up to the expectations! Hopefully youll find affordable parts for them!

Thanks for the update anyway, and thank you for getting back to me in the first place.

Best of luck!
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

I have a pair of 52 wavegrips that i would sell if you are still interested
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Old 04-06-2019, 15:41   #9
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

I am servicing older Lewmar Wavegrip ST 52 Chrome Bronze Self Tailing Yacht Winch. I'took off the 4 screws at the top. I decided I needed to get some parts so re assembled it, however there are two identical parts that hold the main shaft down ( the very last part of re assembly) however I can not get these to line up with the screw holes just barley off, however they must of lined up at some time. i was able to unscrew the top part.what am I doing wrong ??
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

Hopefully you found out by now... you should lift the main shaft to fit bronze clips, press them further in.
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Re: Lewmar Wavegrip winches

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Dear fellow cruisers.

I would like to buy a few chrome Lewmar Wavegrip- winches. As most of you know, these are Lewmars early self- tailing winches with fixed jaws. They were in production during the eighties and early nineties, and they are easily recognizible by the four bolts holding the black top cap.

Sure, I know both the ocean and the evo models with spring loaded jaws are a significant upgrade, as they can accomodate modern slim trimlines. However, due to aesthetical reasons, I want my new units to blend in perfectly with my existing 30 year old wavegrips, so these are the only winches I want on board.

I need one small unit (approximately size 16-30) and a pair of mid sized winches (46, 48, 52, preferably 52..)
A little patina is totally okay, and I dont mind doing some serious cleaning and greasing, but I dont want to buy worn out units with broken teeth or missing parts.

Im located in Oslo, Norway. Anything available locally? If not, Id appreciate if you are willing to ship abroad.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

best regards,
-kjetil-
Still looking for these?

I have two 52's and two 43's in Gothenburg.

best regards
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