Re: Lofrans Tigres Windlass gipsy

Alexandre Uster von Baar

Good morning Dave, 

Thanks for the compliments!  I was going to mention the key on the shaft, but it has already be mentionned by several people.  I bet this is where your problem comes from!

Sincerely, Alexandre (and glad the illustrations are useful)

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 03:08:43 PM CST, David Kurtz via <davidwkurtz@...> wrote:

Last season I found that my gipsy slipped despite tightening the wing nut down as tight as I could (used a few taps from a hammer at one point).  I've owned Celtic Cross for one season and I'm going to pull apart the windlass for routine maintenance using Alexander Von Uster's excellent maintenance photos.  The question I have is whether my gipsy is simply worn out and needs replacement or will the maintenance routine restore it to full functionality?  It's essentially a clutch so it looks like it can wear out eventually.

Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan

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