[Amel Yacht Owners] !2 Volt Electric Motor for 1984 Mango

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>

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Are you sure that the original motor cannot be repaired either by a
machinist or a rewinding specialist? We get too carried away in this throw
away society.
I severely damaged the cones and mainshaft on my Lofrans anchor winch
whilst in Croatia because I had failed to grease the cones regularly as
advised in the instructions. The British Agents did not have many of the
parts in stock but could get them rushed through in 5-6 weeks before
sending them on to me and the costs were horrendous. The Manager of the
Dubrovnic Bestsail charter company put me in touch with a local mechanic
who succeeded in dismantling it ( just about all the machine screws etc.
were seized solid after 3 1/2 years and had to be heat treated to free them
). This took about seven hours and he returned at 5pm the next day having
made new keyways in one cone and the mainshaft, cleaned up the distorted
mainshaft and made a new cone. He rebuilt the winch which is now good as
new and the cost was approx 300 euros.

Good luck, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319

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