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Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy
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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.