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Help! Trying to identify Goiot windlass

Hello,

I was given a Goiot manual windlass. I have a powerboat windlass on the deck of my boat right now, but I would much rather have a proper manual windlass, and be able to haul out the battery and cabling that's up there.

It seems to be in pretty good shape, the action all appears to work.

Problem is, I have no idea what model of Goiot windlass it is. I can see no markings, and I had trouble even recognizing that the symbols/pictograms on the side actually were letters spelling out GOIOT.

I've sent an email to Goiot, but thought I would also post here in case they're not too keen to help someone with a 30+ year old product.

I would like to find some kind of service manual, and I'm also curious if the chain wildcat (anchor roller thingy... I only learned the term "wildcat" today...) could be switched out for one supporting a smaller sized chain.

Pictures below, any info appreciated!

Also, as an aside, I do have the cranking handles, though they're not in the pictures. It's pretty neat, uses a bicycle action to haul up the chain...

https://imgur.com/a/vtPjdqc

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Re: Help! Trying to identify Goiot windlass

That's odd looking gear. Are those built-in bitts? If so, kinda handy.

The Goiot web site has a few PDFs for "former" windlasses. I would say the closest match is the Goiot 308. Maybe.

Did Goiot answer your email?
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Re: Help! Trying to identify Goiot windlass

Yes, those are built-in bitts. I thought they could be pretty useful as well.

I did have a look on their site, and I agree, it sort of looks like the 308, but the 308 seems to be lacking the bitts.

If it is the 308, or some variant, it looks like they made both 10mm and 8mm wildcats. (that's based off of this parts list, http://goiot-systems.com/wp-content/...indeau-308.pdf ; and some google translate, since my technical french language for windlasses is pretty weak!

I've not yet heard back from Goiot, unfortunately!
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I did hear back from Goiot this morning. Unfortunately they don't know what model it is, too old! Ah well.
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