Bensen Windlass Replacement

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Iprof, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Goin3Wide

    Goin3Wide New Member

    10
    Jul 23, 2018
    1986 Sundancer 27' Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's
    Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's w/ Alpha 1 drives
    Yes. Got deep sockets from buddy. Oil ok. Is it only corrosion holding the device in place now?
    Can hammering cause damage?
     
  2. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    575
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Yeah. looks like some corrosion is part of the problem. Hitting anything with a hammer hard enough or often enough can damage it, but what choice do you have?
     
  3. Goin3Wide

    Goin3Wide New Member

    10
    Jul 23, 2018
    1986 Sundancer 27' Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's
    Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's w/ Alpha 1 drives
    Agreed. Do you believe that oil applied onto shaft from the top helps? If yes, my plan is set. Thank u!
     
  4. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    575
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Apply it all around the base of the shaft where it disappears into the hull, and let it sit for an hour.
     
  5. Goin3Wide

    Goin3Wide New Member

    10
    Jul 23, 2018
    1986 Sundancer 27' Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's
    Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's w/ Alpha 1 drives
    Thanks so much! Will post results.
     
  6. Goin3Wide

    Goin3Wide New Member

    10
    Jul 23, 2018
    1986 Sundancer 27' Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's
    Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's w/ Alpha 1 drives
    F4ADD837-CABC-40E8-80FE-D9FF5DC7CCBF.jpeg If I apply on shaft, doesn’t seem like it would help get to corrosion on the bolts? I feel like I need to spray from rope cubby directly onto the threads. Picture from another SD owner that I was speaking with.
     
  7. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    575
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I'll ask once more. Have you removed the three nuts holding the motor to the underside of the pulpit? Forgive my frustration but I have asked this several times and each time you have told me "yes".
     
  8. Goin3Wide

    Goin3Wide New Member

    10
    Jul 23, 2018
    1986 Sundancer 27' Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's
    Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's w/ Alpha 1 drives
    Yes. Nuts removed. Corrosion is referring to would be between the bolts and the housing. That’s what I now plan to address with a penetrating aerosol spray. Then I will use pry bay from below with hammer on shaft from above, hoping housing drops with minor impact and no damage. Thoughts?
     
  9. Goin3Wide

    Goin3Wide New Member

    10
    Jul 23, 2018
    1986 Sundancer 27' Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's
    Twin 4.3 2009 Merc's w/ Alpha 1 drives
    Found a second solid unit At the consignment store today. So as I use the best parts of these two, is there a recommendation you have for gear oil?

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  10. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    269
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    I envee you guys with windlass's I have a 77 srv 240 sundancer and would love to have a windlass to haul the anchor but man they want an arm and a leg for those things. I have a large boey with a anchor pull ring that I use on my small bayliner cutty and I am going to try to use that when I finish squaring my sundancer project away. I will then pull in the slack rope by hand and store it in the anchor bay. I'm 70 and it will be good excersize.
    If by chance anyone comes up with a spare windlass they are not using or needs repairs I would appreciate it if you would get ahold of me, I'm willing to pay a fair price and shipping, might save my agent orange contaminated heart a few beats. LOL
     
  11. david leonard

    david leonard Member

    30
    Jul 11, 2018
    1989 Sea Ray Sundancer 300, Raymarine C120
    2 (lord help me) 5.7 Mercs
    i have one that works just fine--with almost no corrosion--but it will need a new shaft. $100?
     
  12. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    269
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    Really what brand is it? Will I be able to get a new shaft for it? Sorry for all the questions.
     
  13. david leonard

    david leonard Member

    30
    Jul 11, 2018
    1989 Sea Ray Sundancer 300, Raymarine C120
    2 (lord help me) 5.7 Mercs
    it's an original benson from my 1989 sea ray 300. i think you can probably find the part somewhere but i don't know where.
     
  14. Loyd Dinneen

    Loyd Dinneen Member

    269
    Jul 29, 2017
    Las Vegas
    1977 Sea ray 240 SDA cruiser w/ twin 470 mercs.
    Twin 470 Mercruisers
    Do you by chance know the model I'll check it out. Thank a bunch for responding.
     

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