They still exist these little gems !

3 years ago when in the Albin Ballad championships we had people coming over to look

at our boat and talk to us as one does in a “one design event”. All commented that we still had the original 40 year old

Lewmar winches. It was therefore to my despair that I lost a circlip of one of the winches. A new circlip from Lewmar kept popping off and so did the drum !

A call to Lewmar was bringing me to despair when they told me they changed the diameter 20 years ago and the old circlips were no longer in stock

Searching the internet for Circlips or replacement winches I came across a company Winchspares and talking to them lifted my heart.

Tony of Winchspares could not only supply the circlips but posted them out FREE of Charge as long as I made a donation to a local Charity J.

Winchspare has 20 years of experience on Lewmar winches .
and offer a professional winch service to suit your needs .
If you want a complete winch refurbishment then this would be generally during out of season months. Tony might be sailing !
If necessary they manufacture custom winch parts that are no longer available to suit their customer’s needs

You can also ring Tony on 00-44-7588-767893. I am sure he can help, If you have any old winches lying about he would be surely grateful to

receive as he can make another sailor happy.

A Happy sailor again J

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