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alecadi

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« on: April 20, 2010, 09:23:58 am »
I'm presently looking at a CSY 37 and one I'm interested in has the original windlass in place but not working anymore.
I'm wondering if it's still possible to have its electric motor

lexushiggins

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 10:36:51 am »
Hi alec
This may not be the problem you have, but it may help.

alecadi

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 10:47:47 am »
Thank you.
Where did you get it rewired?
And what about the cost? was it worth it in comparison with a new one?
Tks
Alec

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 04:21:16 am »
Hi Alec

Here in the UK a new electric windless would have cost us

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 04:34:26 am »
What was the cost ?

Electrical friend's

alecadi

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 08:52:12 am »
Thanks a lot...

Just one last question: the beer, was it cold or warm?  ;D

Alec

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 09:47:13 am »
I have had several electrical engines / generators rebuilt here in Jacksonville. Usually it is $40-$80 with the extreme case going to $130 (alternator rewound for much higher amps, converted to self exciting, externally mounted regulator, and provided an external cut out switch - for when I need extra power).

I would have it rebuilt. Remember to spray everything with high heat electrical varnish to give you more moisture proof. I even spray the outside of the entire unit once it is installed. You can use dielectric grease on the connections to avoid a lot of problems as well.
I tried having a bad day once but I did not like it

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 11:45:35 am »
Thank you Peter
Well noted
Alec