This is a new Thread as the other thread as gone down, This follows the restoration of our James Silver Western Isles Motor Sailer "Chance" and the journey my family and I are on to restore this once beautiful motor sailer.

The first job with the windlass will be to give it a good cleaning down and check all the moving parts for wear and if any is find get the parts remade to fit the windlass

On the manufacturers plate it is a AFCO Marine Windlass

It is not likely that the company still is in existence, however, their windlass is still in god condition after all these years.

Once the decks are relaid it will once more be put back in its original position on the foredeck and will be put back into commission and used again