Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of the Basic Maintenance of the Lofrans Tigres Windlass


hanspeter baettig
 

Thank you Bill and Alexandre
Next time I will check if the cones are greased.
when I looked at it it was greased and oiled. But I will do like you said. Maybe I was lucky with my windlass even I did not made a full maintenance every year.
Thanks again for your wise input. 
HP 
Tamango 2; SM 16
Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 30.07.2016 um 23:58 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hanspeter, 

I did read the manual, and that is why I know that you should grease the cone. The following is a copy of the manual in English. Like I said previously, I have had discussion with people who are not aware of this.

Below are indicated the operations and the period we consider essential to get the best efficiency and performance of your anchor windlass.
1. Clean all the outer surfaces and the hidden points with fresh water and remove the salt layer.
2. Grease the outer rotation parts . Particularly the main shaft thread and the clutch cones. Check for evidences of corrosion and stress.
3. Check the terminals of the electric motor and the Control Box. Test the drop of tension at the terminals.
4. Check the rotation and the speed of the electric motor. If it runs slowly check the electric motor brushes and clean with abrasive paper. Replace when necessary.
5. Replace of the all outer seals. The geabox is proper filled with SAE 90 long life oil.
6. Remove the windlass from the deck to clean the salt under the basement.

If you do not have a copy of the Lofrans manual, you can download a copy here: 

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 8:11 PM, 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill
the cone is greased by the oil.
read maybe the manuals
kr
Hanspeter

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 30.07.2016 um 21:31 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

When I looked at your photo documentary, I saw nothing out of line. I downloaded it.

I have had several discussions with people that don't believe that the cone should be greased because that will cause it to slip. I always say, exactly, it is supposed to slip under heavy loads.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 6:09 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Hello Bill,

If I made mistakes, not enough grease, too much, etc. please don't hesitate to correct me, this will help others too!!!

Alexandre

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On Sat, 7/30/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of the Basic Maintenance of the Lofrans Tigres Windlass
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12:36 PM


 









Thanks, Alex.
BillBeBe


387
On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at
4:45 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 











For the new owners like myself who are intimidated by
maintenance task they have never done performed, I
illustrated the “Basic maintenance” of the Lofrans
Tigres Windlass.



I really would like the more experience owners to look at
the document and make sure I did not make any mistake (too
much grease, etc.) and correct me.



Since I purchase my vessel (end of 2012) I had never
serviced the windlass… Why?

because I don’t use it much and gave priority to other
systems that i use all the time.

Consequently some parts were very difficult to extract.



Now that I am familiar with it, I will definitely service it
on a regular basis (starting every 3 months).

I believe this will be much easier and quicker.



This also helped me to understand better how my windlass
works.



Here is the link:

http://nikimat.com/lofrans_tigres_windlass.html



For low bandwidth user, the document is split in 5 sections.




If bandwidth is not an issue, there is also the full version
(58 pictures).



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

































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