Servicing a Windlass

bedouin

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My boat as an old manual windlass - with no visible means of identification and no instructions. Has anyone any general advice about servicing?

As far as I can tell it has one grease nipple on the chain gipsy, and what looks like a hole for oiling / filling on the body (plug with a square 'head').

Any ideas gratefully received!
 

ccscott49

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I think they are actually Francis windlasses, they used to be in Manchester, I will investigate further, but I know they are still around.
 
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My Windlass is a Simpson Hispeed, I have had real trouble getting it apart! The bearing has seized. I have soaked it oil and it now turns,but not really freely, I assume I need a new bush so would be interested if anyone knows where parts an be got? Anybody know how they came apart?



Cheers
 
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