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 Posted: 04-24-2018 06:03 pm
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MikeOnA380

 

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You can still get parts for the Sprint1500, but you have to look hard.  I replaced all the bearings, some of the gears, the motor, the seals, and maybe other stuff in mine about 3 years ago.  The windlass had got seawater inside and was corroded and seized.  Some parts I sandblasted.  I can't tell you where I got the parts because I am not at home (sailing, currently in Hilo, returning home in the fall).  If you open it, have new seal kit on hand (I carry one just in case).  BTW - my cost was over half of a new windlass, but a new windlass requires modifying the boat so I figure I came out ahead.

Mike

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