Re: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches
I was the salesman for the new Amel 54 to the unfortunate folks who suffered
the horrible calamity on board related to a runaway winch due to a failed
switch and have been grilled by the plaintiffs lawyers for hours, I am very
familiar with all the elements of this situation.
As soon as it happened, I called my best rigger and had him research and
obtain suitable Lewmar replacement switches almost immediately. The ones I
got were a drop on fit, designed to “fail safe” in the no power possible
mode. I am now advised that those particular switches are no longer
The day before I replaced them and with two Amel colleagues in the cockpit
of my 54, the starboard side winch commenced operation all by itself without
anyone touching a switch…
We starred at each other incredulously. I replace all three powered winch
switches the same day.
Please fellow Amel owners. Do not take your sweet time with this. Replace
the switches the next time you are aboard.
All the best,
Joel F. Potter
Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485
Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@...> jfpottercys@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Martin
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 10:31 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches
Presumeably you have the switch kit for your 54. How have you solved the
starboard winch switch fitting rep[ortedly being too deep for the space
Amel 54 #56
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Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches
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