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S&S Swan Maintenance - Renovation of Lewmar traveller.
14 October 2015 - 17:20
#1
Join Date: 10 February 2008
Posts: 15

Renovation of Lewmar traveller.
Dear friends,
During the wintertime, I plan a renovation of our Lewmar traveller on our SWAN 38 "Jacaranda." The space between the track and the traveller has changed during the years, so adjustment / renovation / possible replacement seems necessary. Any experience among SWAN 38 owners? If replacement is necessary, which brand /model can you recommend ?
Best regards
Jorgen
SWAN 38 "Jacaranda"

Lewwmar traveller SWAN 38

22 October 2015 - 18:34
#2
Join Date: 02 February 2007
Posts: 200

Hi Jorgen.
I got the word from Lars saying that this pece of equipment was impossible to unscrew, unlike most of the rest of the equipment.
I would be really interested to hear how you are going to do that!!
Sorry yo look so negative, but I would like also to replace it on Soeur Anne, and for the time did quit this project!
All the best.
Philippe 41/022

24 October 2015 - 09:23
#3
Join Date: 26 April 2010
Posts: 33

The quality and reliability of the original you will not find easily. And indeed unscrewing the ends on our 37 was already a challenge; we kept it and greased the wheels as originele intended; perfect and no un-intended guibe will ruin this one. Advise is to keep it.

30 October 2015 - 11:13
#4
Join Date: 31 May 2011
Posts: 19

are those screws on the picture intended as grease nipples?

Kind regards,

Paul

30 October 2015 - 14:20
#5
Join Date: 26 April 2010
Posts: 33

Indeed they are; I cleanded with a small netelde and then with petroleum to get last parts out and then a process with WD40 to further clean; when I noticed d40 coming on the wheels I started to apply ticker lube again. I did it in this way to avoid dismantling the RVS parts from the cast aluminium..

31 October 2015 - 16:16
#6
Join Date: 26 April 2010
Posts: 33

..netelde=needle ;-)

06 November 2015 - 18:20
#7
Join Date: 10 February 2008
Posts: 15

Thanks for your inputs. The plan is to unscrew and renovate the unit during the winter season. I will keep you posted.

Jorgen
"Jacaranda" SWAN 38/059

21 May 2016 - 20:37
#8
Join Date: 10 February 2008
Posts: 15

Dear Swan friends,

We have now renovated the Lewmar traveller on our SWAN 38 "Jacaranda". We managed to unscrew the traveller - not easy, due to very limited space under deck - but still possible. All the rollers inside the traveller (3 in the top and 2X2 in the two sides ) were in very good shape, so Walsteds Boatyard just renovated the traveller by fixing two pieces of fiber material inside the traveller to adjust the space between the traveller and the alu-X profile. Walted's replaced the teak under the traveller and we mounted the traveller.using the original bolts. 

Best regards j

orgen Swan 38 "Jacaranda"

22 May 2016 - 19:59
#9
Join Date: 26 April 2010
Posts: 33

thanks for information! great job and wish you a good season!

26 May 2016 - 17:51
#10
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 385

Dear Jorgen,

I have my traveler off and apart.  I would like to disassemble the traveler car so that I can have it annodized but that seems like a very difficult job.  Were you able to take the car completely apart?

Chris  Mabel's Casse Tete  43/003

26 May 2016 - 23:04
#11
Join Date: 10 February 2008
Posts: 15

Hi Chris,

Since the inside of the traveller car was in very good shape, we never considered to disassemble this unit. According to my assessment, this will be extremely difficult - or even impossible, due to corrosion.

Best regards

 

Jorgen “Jacaranda” Swan 38/59

28 May 2016 - 13:42
#12
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 385

Dear Jorgen,

I tend to agree with your assessment and, like your car, mine is fully functional.  I would like to replace all parts after rebuilding in "as new" condition.  However, sometimes that's just not possible.  I will let you know how it goes.

Fair Winds, 

Chris  Mabel's Casse Tete  43/003

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