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    Gypsy wrench for Lewmar windlass-gctid384754

    My boat came without the wrench to loosen/tighten the gypsy clutch. It has a strange star type hole that I haven't seen before (unless it's just a monstrously huge Torx). Any ideas on where to locate a replacement? Or is it just a huge Torx?



    #2
    try Lewmar or look on ebay

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      #3
      My windlass is the same make, different model. The tool you're after is the same as a crank handle used on a sailbloat winch. Borrow one from a ragbagger in your marina to test for fit/function.It looks like this.

      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/688300=28048-Lewmar_Winch_Handle_29141111.jpg[/img]That "strange star type hole" is really a series of square holes offset by 45 degrees. Many winch wrenches are square, not "strange star type". Almost any winch handle you find will fit..

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        #4
        Carlos, I believe that I have an extra new wrench here. I'll try to see if I can find where I may have put it.

        If I do, were can compare dimensions.

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        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          #5
          That would be great. I'll take my calipers to the marina today.

          Oh yes, I am on the boat from today until Monday.

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            #6
            SwampNut wrote:
            That would be great. I'll take my calipers to the marina today.

            Oh yes, I am on the boat from today until Monday.
            Carlos, when I picked up my boat (new) I looked high and low for mine, couldnt find it. Called Lewmar, gave them the model no., they sent one out the next day. Give them a try, cant hurt to ask.

            Joey
            2007 Discovery 246
            5.0L MPI BRAVO III
            The "BAY-BEA"

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              #7
              Any common winch handle will work. Readily available at all chandleries.

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                #8
                first and foremost, I am starting my 5 day vacation at the boat until tuesday so damn you!

                2nd, I have this wrench and I can take a pic and get specs if you need. I will be at the boat tomorrow.

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                  #9
                  Carlos, I did find it. Point to point, it is just shy of .950".

                  I'm temped to say that many of these use the same star size.

                  It fits my Anchorlift gypsy, for what that's worth.

                  Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/688549=28075-Gypsy wrench for Carlos 2 .jpg[/img] [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/688549=28074-Gypsy wrench for Carlos.jpg[/img]
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    whiskywizard wrote:


                    That "strange star type hole" is really a series of square holes offset by 45 degrees.
                    Or it really is a star shape as a result of it's Momma having too many square boyfriends.

                    You need to consider all angles, Mike!

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                    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                      #11
                      I use a 1/2" square socket that I had laying around the workbench at home. Nice log handle and it fits into the weird star shaped hole.

                      Just aother way to go.

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                        #12
                        Lesson: Always check the batteries in your digital calipers before leaving civilization.

                        I measured with a tape, and came up with 11/16" from flat to flat, and just under 1" for point to point. So it sounds like the one you have will work, Rick. If you can confirm the size from flat to flat that would be great. How much?

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                          #13
                          It's yours for the shipping, Carlos...... just pay it forward!

                          I think that I can ship it for $75! :kidding

                          Use the BOC email feature..... don't care much for PMs.

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                          Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                          2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                          Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                          Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                          Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                            #14
                            Cool, thanks!

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                              #15
                              Carlos, shortly after 5-25-2012, or so, I sent the gypsy wrench out to you.

                              I haven't heard back as to whether or not you received it.

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                              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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