Lewmar clutch stoppers for 40/40

Lewmar clutch stoppers for 40/40

Postby Paul Langevin » Mon May 06, 2013 3:35 pm

Hello all, Last year I replaced almost all of the running rigging on our 40/40 (hull #11). During last season I noticed that the main hahlyard was slipping significantly while under sail. I am in the process of tryin to find rebuild parts for the Lewmar stoppers that were original to the boat. I was wondering if others had had similar experience with the main halyard slipping and if so how the problem was solved. thanks Paul
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Re: Lewmar clutch stoppers for 40/40

Postby amatuana » Tue May 30, 2017 7:29 am

Paul

Were you able to sort this out?

I am having the same issue. I suspect it is a spring kit.
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Re: Lewmar clutch stoppers for 40/40

Postby Paul Langevin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:05 am

We replaced main halyard last year (ultra low stretch line that is even more slippery) and continue to have the problem. It's not a big deal but so far the only solution is leaving it on the winch which isn't really a solution if you want to use the winch for anything else(which we always do). I have new springs on All of my Lewmar clutches and that doesn't seem to be the fix. I was actually thinking of trying a Cunningham this year to see how that might improve sail shape in higher winds. Sails are only three years old and in first class condition so the mainsail itself is certainly not the problem. I just think that is a lot of pressure on the halyard. I raced on a Farr 37 and we had a jam cleat ahead of the clutch stopper on the main to try and prevent halyard slip. I might also try that. If you find/hear of something better I'd still be interested.
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Re: Lewmar clutch stoppers for 40/40

Postby andygc » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:00 am

Have you tried contacting Lewmar support? I've found them very helpful.
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