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Winch Handle Replacement for Lewmar 25 and Lewmar 7
Edit July 2013: Bought stainless replacement handles with a star spline from auclairnautic. Pricey (about $150 each, including shipping from Spain) but well worth it! The same handle fits my Lewmar 25's and 7. They make handles for almost any old winch
I'm considering having handles fabricated for my older Lewmar winches (probably from the 70's), and want to know if there is any interest out there for copies. The star pattern is smaller than on the more recent winches. I've been "modifying" newer handles to work, but would like to have proper handles. Modifying is putting it nicely. I grind the star tang into a square which works (but not really)! I found one company in England that said they had replacement handles, but it turns out they are doing exactly what I am (modifying). A very rough estimate of cost on small batches is $60 per handle which is comparable to good quality Lewmar handles. One of the winches is shown below. I also have one for the halyard that I think is a "Lewmar 12". For identification, the distance between adjacent star points is about 6.5mm. If anyone is interested in getting handles, let me know. Also, if anyone knows where to get legitimate replacement handles, let me know, as it would be a lot less work on my part!
Last edited by L124C; 07-22-2013 at 12:10 PM.