Advanced technology and innovative features has made Ocean Series the world's most popular winches. Racing sailors appreciate the smooth operation and flawless performance. Cruising sailors can benefit from Lewmar's race-bred engineering.
Lewmar uses the finest materials. A massive, all-bronze one-piece center stem supports stainless steel main shafts and gear spindles that lend exceptional strength. Bronze gear trains deliver smooth power; high-tensile bronze gears are machine cut to very high tolerances. The rigid, one-piece nylon cage with snap-in stainless steel bearings and integral grease pocket for permanent lubrication and free-running bearings assure you the winch will not seize up under any operating load.
Fewer moving parts means fewer problems and simpler maintenance. Assisted by a screw-on cap and strip-from-the-top construction, Lewmar winches can be easily and completely disassembled by the consumer without removing the winch from the boat. A highly efficient feeder arm design produces minimum friction and ensures absolutely snag-free operation. And Ocean's unique grip pattern makes rope handling easy—easier still with a self-tailing model, which incorporates Lewmar's Wavespring feature, a combination of the gentle Wavegrip and self-adjusting springs to handle today's smaller diameter ropes.
Lewmar Ocean winches are backed by an impressive three-year warranty against defects in parts and workmanship. Select an aluminum drum (A) for handling line, or chromed bronze (C) for all rigging materials. All-bronze, all-chrome and stainless-steel winches are available through Special Order.
- Ball Bearings: Caged stainless needle bearings
- Material: One-piece bronze center stem. Stainless main shaft and gear spindles. High-tensile machined bronze gears.
- Type: Manual Warranty: Three years
Ocean Series One- & Two-Speed Self-Tailing Winches
We strongly recommend self-tailing winches for all applications. Ocean's Wavespring jaw and advanced drive mechanisms make these the most advanced self-tailing winches in the world. The Wavespring jaws are spring loaded so they automatically adjust to different sized lines, from heavy jib sheets to light-air spinnaker sheets. Convertible models can be used manually and upgraded to electric, push-button operation by simply installing a power drive unit. Motor and switch gear (sold separately or available as a complete package). Available with chrome on bronze drums for all rigging materials or aluminum drums for line.
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Comments about Ocean Series One & Two Speed Self Tailing Winches:
These are strong winches, with good internals, and they are easy to maintain. On the flip side the chromed bronze fails and just does not hold up well over time. For the price you pay for these products, they should last a lifetime and still look good. The solution is to purchase a plain bronze winch--which has a nice appearance and the tarnished look--looks nice in my humble opinion. They were made from Stainless Steel at one point but these are not available any more. The stainless steel winches are the only way to go. I've updated many a yacht with self tailing winches. It is obvious that the 45 year old stainless Barients that I replaced were in perfect condition while all the anodized Aluminum or chromed bronze winches I've seen did not age well. Lewmar is making a huge mistake by not making these out of Stainless Steel. I recommend Andersen winches--they are all made out of stainless steel, will last longer, and maintain a nice appearance for their whole life.