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I currently own 2 brand new Lewmar 44 3 speed winches. I have had them for years and years, they are still in plastic wrappers. Does anyone know of their value? They are chrome. I have looked all over the Internet; including EBay but cant find the same model.
Thanks for any help.
 

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Are you sure they're three-speed winches?
 

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Yes it has Three Speed 44 printed on the top as well as Lewmar England.
I can send a picture if I can work out how to do it.
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Very nice... :) Too bad they're not self-tailing. :)
 

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Just how old are these things? My concern would be that when they eventually need service, that the parts for a particular and likely uncommon racing winch would no longer be available.
 

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They probably use the same parts as most of the other three-speed lewmars... Lewmar has been pretty smart about that at least.
Just how old are these things? My concern would be that when they eventually need service, that the parts for a particular and likely uncommon racing winch would no longer be available.
 

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For $100 each, I am sure that I could see that they are disposed of in an environmentally safe manner even though I only need a pair of 40s. :)

But seriously, West Marine wants US$785 for the Ocean series 40 in the alloy finish. I would think they would worth somewhere around $450 as they aren't ST.
 

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I'd think these would be worth a bit more than that, since they're stainless or chromed bronze, not alloy... and they're 44s not 40s and they're three-speed winches. :)

I'd say you should ask for at least $600. :)
 

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Call Bacon Sails in Annapolis and they will sell them for you or they could tell you what they are worth.
They are good to deal with......
 

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Common maintenance parts (pawls and springs; don't know about bearings and gears) for the Lewmar three-speed winches are still available -- I have four of them on my boat, two #55's and two #44's.

I sold four #30 two-speed winches, alloy drums, used, for $150 each last year. Yeah, I would think that brand new (old-stock) chrome #44 three-speeds ought to go for 4X that.
 

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Thats a good idea, about Bacon Sails,
I had them sell a few sails a few years ago when I was at Kent Island.
 

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Nice winches, someone with 40's will really want them.

I'd put them as a pair on EBay for a week, with a reserve of $900, hey it' doesn't cost anything.

If they don't sell that week, and you don't like whatever is offferred, wait a week and list them again, dropping the reserve $100. Continue this process as needed, I'll bet they go for over $700.
 

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The new self tailing versions are 2500 each. I priced new 44 3 speed alloy ones non self tailing at 1550-1650 US late last year, as I had a couple which were oversized for my boat and two speed selftailers would be better for singlehanding. That suggests at least 1000 each to me. Of course they are specialised racing winches and have a limited market.
 

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Nice winches, someone with 40's will really want them.

I'd put them as a pair on EBay for a week, with a reserve of $900, hey it' doesn't cost anything.

If they don't sell that week, and you don't like whatever is offferred, wait a week and list them again, dropping the reserve $100. Continue this process as needed, I'll bet they go for over $700.
Even if they don't sell, you still have to pay Ebay a listing fee. It isn't much but can start to add up if you keep the item listed for a while.
 

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I need one of those white buttons on the top. I'm not sure I'll be able to find one. Maybe the sum of the parts is worth more than the winch. Want to sell me the button?
 
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