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    Windlass Advice-gctid398446

    I currently have a Lewmar Concept 1 windlass on our boat that I believe is original from the factory. This weekend, the stripper that is in the gypsy broke off, rendering the windlass practically useless because the rode would not strip off the gypsy, and it would try to come back around and jam up. It appears that the stripper has been discontinued as a stand alone part, and now must be purchased with a new gypsy, if it is available at all. I am thinking that the better way to go is to replace the windlass with the new Lewmar model, which I believe is the V700. Has anyone had experience with this? Any input? Since I have essentially the same setup now, do you think it would be fairly easy to replace?

    Thanks in advance.

    #2
    Contact Lewmar and see if you can get the stripper for your windlass direct from them. Unless you really want a new windlass.....

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      #3
      Lemar will not sell direct. I had the same thing happen on my V700. They said I had to deal with a dealer, I was 300 miles from home. It was a 3 week wait for the part. I bought a new windlass had it shipped overnight and had to pay full list $1200.00 my V700 was under warrenty but they said that's the best they could do. I documented and posted it on another site. I sent the link to Lewmar, I will never put any of their product on my boat again.

      Ken
      300SD all options sold.

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        #4
        I have good news. I had this same part break and ran into the same issues getting a replacement.

        The original nylon stripper was not available but I found an exact replacement made of Stainless Steel.

        Lewmar P# 65001003

        I installed the new stripper and it has worked perfectly.

        http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...387&id=1212230

        $13.99 at Defender

        Is that worth a point ?
        Jim McNeely
        New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
        Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
        Brighton, Michigan USA
        MMSI # 367393410

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          #5
          Thats good info. I hope I remember this when mine breaks.
          2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
          Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
          Bravo II drives
          Closed-cooling

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            #6
            For $14 buy the metal one and install it. Keep the plastic one as an emergency spare.

            Or just buy two metal ones.

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            As to remembering the info. I keep a list of spares and part numbers. It really helps and saves time.

            If I spot a nugget here on the BOC I squirrel it away.
            Jim McNeely
            New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
            Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
            Brighton, Michigan USA
            MMSI # 367393410

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              #7
              JimMc wrote:
              For $14 buy the metal one and install it. Keep the plastic one as an emergency spare.

              Or just buy two metal ones.

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              As to remembering the info. I keep a list of spares and part numbers. It really helps and saves time.

              If I spot a nugget here on the BOC I squirrel it away.
              Good advice on both points. I'll do just that.
              2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
              Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
              Bravo II drives
              Closed-cooling

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                #8
                JimMc wrote:
                I have good news. I had this same part break and ran into the same issues getting a replacement.

                The original nylon stripper was not available but I found an exact replacement made of Stainless Steel.

                Lewmar P# 65001003

                I installed the new stripper and it has worked perfectly.

                http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...387&id=1212230

                $13.99 at Defender

                Is that worth a point ?
                YAY! Jim - that is awesome!! Thanks for the heads up. I actually saw this part, but I didn't make the connection. Thanks for the help - this is exactly why I love this site.

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                  #9
                  You are most welcome. Being able to share our experience makes us all better.
                  Jim McNeely
                  New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                  Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                  Brighton, Michigan USA
                  MMSI # 367393410

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                    #10
                    Stripper installed, windlass working perfectly - thanks for the info!

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                      #11
                      I just love a happy ending.:coo-

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