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Does anyone know if there are still parts to be had for Lewmar Wavegrip genoa winches. I have a pair of two speed self-tailing size 43. The jaws on this model are fixed, not sprung, like some of the more modern ones, and they are getting a bit worn and not gripping too well. When I stripped them down for a service, the rest of the parts seem pretty good, and the price for new ones is scary.

The internet has not been of any help, those places which  I have found, have a few parts , but not the jaws.

Otherwise, has anyone refurbished the jaws on their winches successfully - with coarse wet and dry/etc?

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Can't get them haven't been able to for around 20 yrs if they are the alloy cast version plastic ones would be at least 15years since they were available. 43 was a real common size so you would be lucky to find anything out there.

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It is a possibility that you could use the worn ones as a pattern (cleaned up and modified to eliminate any wear marks) and have replacements cast, alloy or bronze. I did that successfully with some alloy parts from a buggered french anchor windlass. If you did decide to go down that road, with thee future in mind get 2 sets cast.

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