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Help with a Simpson Lawrence Windlass

Sep 27, 2008
Hunter 41 Longport,NJ
I have one of these Sprint Atlantis units that were standard on Hunter boats around 2004. Can these be used manually ? It works great but I'm concerned if I have a power failure sometime. It seems like the clutch nut is supposed to tighten and losen, but mine won't budge - is it supposed to ? Many thanks
Oct 29, 2005
Hunter Marine 326 303 Singapore
Clutch is probably seized. If you could strip every parts down to service. It's easier than it looks.

Ken Y
Mar 20, 2004
Hunter 356 and 216 Portland, ME
What Ken said; the clutch should lock/unlock with a winch handle, then you put the handle in the hole at the outside of the drum to crank. strip down, clean and lube