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Hi folks, I broke the handle on my main halyard cluth. It is a Lewmar double about 20 years old I guess. Any suggestions or words of advice? Will a new Lewmar fit old location? Thanks.
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Hi folks, I broke the handle on my main halyard cluth. It is a Lewmar double about 20 years old I guess. Any suggestions or words of advice? Will a new Lewmar fit old location? Thanks.
It's possible that the bolt pattern is the same but I doubt it. There is a good chance that you will be able to use at least one of the holes. Worst case, you will be able to cover one hole and have one showing.
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Measure the hole spacing... the new lewmar hole spacing is available on their website.
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I recently broke the main halyard handle on my 20-year-old Easylock triple. I don't really have suggestions or advice, only commiseration. It turns out Easylock changed their hole pattern 1/16 inch, so I've decided to go Lewmar as long as I have to mess with filling and potting holes and all. I'm trying to limp along until off-season.
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Hello,

You may be able to replace just the handle.

I was able to buy a replacement handle for a Lewmar clutch here:

For XAS clutch. Spinlock

Good luck,
Barry
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