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Any ideas where I can get winch replacement parts? I accidentally dropped the top piece of my lewmar winch into the water. Its the piece that screws on. Its a Lewmar 10 very old winch I don't think I can get parts for it its non self tailing. Any ideas? I was thinking of trying to fabricate it myself.

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-on the pull down 1 select -identification guide
-its the last winch picture there, the part that fell in the water is the part where there is writing in the pic the writing is the word -two-
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Can't help you with finding the part, but I would suggest that anytime you work on a winch, use a cardboard box with a hole cut out in the bottom to just fit over the winch. That way, you can catch any pieces that might "spring" out on you, or that you drop.
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It sounds like Lewmar may still have some parts for the winch in question, so my first suggestion would be to ask if they have one and how many limbs it will cost to get one. The idea PBz mentions of using a cardboard box with a hole the size of the winch in it is an excellent one. I generally recommend doing the same thing.

Fabricating the thing yourself is likely to be more expensive than buying it from Lewmar, and unless you have a machine shop of your own, difficult to find a source for in many areas.

SimonV has also made the suggestion of diving for the missing part. That is not all that unrealistic a goal, provided you have a decent bottom, sand or packed mud, rather than a very soft silty bottom. If you've got scuba gear and training it is worth a shot.
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My avatar is just a pic, I sail on the hudson the part is probably laying in some nice PCB now, haha. Also how come they have don't have size 10 lewmars. Is that an uncommon size?
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My avatar is just a pic, I sail on the hudson the part is probably laying in some nice PCB now, haha. Also how come they have don't have size 10 lewmars. Is that an uncommon size?
There have got to be divers in your area who can attempt a retreival. Here are a couple links I have for NY hull cleaners:

BottomDwellers.net - In water cleaning,salvage and repairs

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some stainless is magnetic ... heck, it's worth a try ...
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