Jump to content

Sheet winch identification


Recommended Posts

I have this non self tailing two speed sheet winch that lost its top cap. There are no identifying marks on any part of it - I’ve taken it completely apart. Any help identifying the make of winch and possibly from where a replacement cap could be obtained would be appreciated.

7D400088-8931-4374-8875-2DAA5645DC15.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Island Time said:

Looks like an anderson - https://andersenwinches.com/aw/default.asp

 

Actually I reckon it is a Maxwell someone has messed with. The black base and the top securing cap look very Maxwell (I have 8 of them), then it looks like the top flange of the winch has been cut off in a lathe (no idea why that would be done) and those grooves machined using a milling machine.

If Sounds pulls it apart and checks whether it has the little dog clutches (for want of a better name) that were used by Maxwell, or spring loaded pawls used by everyone else will confirm or eliminate my suggestion

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I think the Andersen ribs go the other way-there were some interim Harken/Barbarossa winches that looked like that, though the base does look Maxwell....

Link to post
Share on other sites

looks like maybe a chinese copy of an andersen, or a very old andersen? Best get a machine shop to make a cap in a lathe, tight fit, press it on when hot and it'll stay on forever. Custom mechanical engineering jobs like that are not as expensive as you might expect, probably cheaper than the spare part in the unlikely event it is available.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/04/2021 at 4:25 PM, sounds12 said:

I have this non self tailing two speed sheet winch that lost its top cap. There are no identifying marks on any part of it - I’ve taken it completely apart. Any help identifying the make of winch and possibly from where a replacement cap could be obtained would be appreciated.

7D400088-8931-4374-8875-2DAA5645DC15.jpeg

These guys http://www.huttonwinches.com/products/service brought the Maxwell tooling and I from memory brought some spare jaws from them.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

If it is a Maxwell - all the  parts for those are still available I think.

The contact for that is : Allen Hutton@Australian Yacht Winch Company.

email: winches@attglobal.net.

I have had dealings with him for the winches on my last boat and found him to be very helpful both as regards manuals and parts.

If it isn't a Maxwell, he may well know what it is.

 

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, alibaba said:

If it is a Maxwell - all the  parts for those are still available I think.

The contact for that is : Allen Hutton@Australian Yacht Winch Company.

email: winches@attglobal.net.

I have had dealings with him for the winches on my last boat and found him to be very helpful both as regards manuals and parts.

If it isn't a Maxwell, he may well know what it is.

 

Hutton's have a very limited supply of components

http://www.arco-winches.com/products/spares

I do not believe they have large items such as drums. Whilst worth checking with Huttons, I think Sound's only realistic option will be to watch Trademe 

Photo is the guts of a Maxwell

20201227_111614.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...