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need help to identify elec windlass!

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is anyone able to recognise the make/model of this electric windlass please?

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Re: need help to identify elec windlass!

What is the name on the switches? Is it Markwell?

If so, it could be Australian

If it is Maxwell, it could be part of Vetus and be Australian or New Zealand

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Re: need help to identify elec windlass!

Open the locker and look at the motor. It will have a make and model plate or sticker right on it.
My off hand guess, a Maxwell, looks to be a 1500 or so - but why guess when you can look and see?

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What is the name on the switches? Is it Markwell?

If so, it could be Australian

If it is Maxwell, it could be part of Vetus and be Australian or New Zealand
No names on the switches unfortunately - where would they typically be? Would dismantling help to identify the switch?
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Open the locker and look at the motor. It will have a make and model plate or sticker right on it.
My off hand guess, a Maxwell, looks to be a 1500 or so - but why guess when you can look and see?
thanks for that! believe it or not there is no make or model!

But your tip did highlight a problem (see below) which I have since resolved with a wire brush and a good dose of hammerite paint applied to the rust areas.


Here is the pic of the motor before the paint job!



thanks for your time.

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What is the name on the switches? Is it Markwell?

If so, it could be Australian

If it is Maxwell, it could be part of Vetus and be Australian or New Zealand
Sorry take that back - switches are in fact Maxwell!
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Re: need help to identify elec windlass!

Glad I could help, sometimes you never know what is just below the surface.

Second suggestion - epoxy all that wood! - Start with a CPES (clear penetrating epoxy sealer - I like Smith's brand) and add a coat or three of West system after that's dryed.

Especially make sure you get it good around the hawse hole (where the chain goes through).

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Re: need help to identify elec windlass!

Possibly not relevant, but my Dufour 35 came from the factory with a Goiot manual windlass, as well as mostly Goiot hardware, hatches, etc. All French of course, and very nice stuff back then. Not sure if they changed suppliers over the years. Not a lot ov visible logo's on their pro0ducts, if I remember right.

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