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Myblueheaven 09-09-2004 06:55 PM

Electric Winches - or hydrualic
 
Does anyone have experience with replacing non powered winches with electric wiches ( or Hydrualic)? I am having increasing difficulty turning mine on my 50 footer sloop due to age and medical condition. I am thinking of swapping out two of my regular ones for powered ones. Can a motor be retrofitted into my current ones?

capttb 09-09-2004 08:27 PM

Electric Winches - or hydrualic
 
If your winches are fairly recent some of the Lewmars are convertible but not sure how long this has been a feature. The following is from their website: Ocean Winches manufactured since 1992 can also be converted by installing a new centre stem as well as the power drive unit, motor and switch gear.
http://www.lewmar.com/webcat/index.asp


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