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im touchy? dude I said IM ALL EARS...in what language does that not show interest in the subject?

he said my post was useless and bizarre...

wtf man

sorry but yes a lot gets lost in translation what I dont understand is why an insult for just posting...and yes it was offensive...

who cares anyways how you could guess I was intentionally tyrying to talk about going to manual from this is beyond me but man

merry christmas once again

maybe Im not getting it...I just dont see why somebody would completely knock a comment for not getting the jist...or whatever...

sorry for the hijack in any case

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Some folks are just plain rude!
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Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

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Some folks are just plain rude!
Seems that way doesn't it ?

Then again, he said tongue firmly in cheek, maybe Christian should have been roaring approval (hear hear) rather than calling the family dog.

Now Mr Rob ....

a - cheer up Mr Grumpy Guts .... I'll have you know I'm the resident Grinch in these here parts. Everyone else has to be obnoxiously cheerful, wear silly hats and sing songs dedicated to small dairy products. Me I just get drunk.

b - Previous boat we had a Muir .... excellent piece of kit and with wonderful back up when I needed to rebuild the thing. Current boat Lofrans, no complaints at all.
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Seems that way doesn't it ?

Then again, he said tongue firmly in cheek, maybe Christian should have been roaring approval (hear hear) rather than calling the family dog.

Now Mr Rob ....

a - cheer up Mr Grumpy Guts .... I'll have you know I'm the resident Grinch in these here parts. Everyone else has to be obnoxiously cheerful, wear silly hats and sing songs dedicated to small dairy products. Me I just get drunk.

b - Previous boat we had a Muir .... excellent piece of kit and with wonderful back up when I needed to rebuild the thing. Current boat Lofrans, no complaints at all.
I stand firmly by my comments and apparently others do as well, lest the rude comment would still be visible. Who has more fun than humans?
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Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

Lofrans. Trouble free for 4 years now. would buy the same one again
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Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

Back to the original topic....

I have a small Lofrans windlass on my 30' catamaran and I like it immensely. Originally it was designed to power up only; releasing the warp was accomplished simply by loosening the outer ring on the capstan a quarter turn with a winch handle. But adding a remote control that powers up and down was rather easy to do. While I sourced the remote control seperately, I suspect you'll find them readily available through whatever vendor you select. If you decide on a Lofrans I recommend IMTRA of New Bedford MA. They were a pleasure to deal with.
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Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

Add me to the list of very satisfied owners of a Lofrans Kobra...

a few more suggestions:

Go with a hard-wired remote instead of foot switches, they are guaranteed to fail eventually...

I'd avoid a white powder-coated windlass, go with an aluminum or stainless finish, instead...

Protect your windlass with a cover, as watertight as you can make it... Perhaps the single kindest thing you can do for your gear, it will pay big dividends over the long haul...


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