Reader Ernie Copp owns some old Kenyon instruments. The company has long been out of business. Following his successful search to find someone who could repair them, he wrote, “Leigh of the Ship’s Store in Portsmouth, Rhode Island was able to locate Miller Marine of Jacksonville, Florida; 904-388-3690. I contacted them and they repair Kenyon instruments, making parts when necessary.”
We also heard from another Kenyon owner who recommended Emerald City Marine in Seattle at 206/547-8171.
Roy Meyer, of Vienna, Virginia, had a problem with his starboard Barient sheet winch. An adjustment screw on the self-tailing mechanism broke. “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost…”
He tried Lewmar (who acquired Barient a few years ago but has disposed of what was left of the spare parts). By chance, he stopped at Bacon’s, the used sail and parts store in Annapolis. Bacon’s suggested the Australian Winch Co.
In short order, Meyer was on the Internet with Bruno Resch, who told him that the minimum order was $30, plus $11 shipping. Then Resch relented, explaining that the Australian Yacht Winch Company was based on his love for all winches (he has spare parts for many kinds) and finally offered to send Meyer the screw. Three days later, Meyer was delighted to find in the mail two screws, springs and a parts catalog.
Meyer said Resch’s company address is 11 Stoddart Rd., Prospect, NSW, 2149. Phone: 61-2/9688-1570. Fax: 61-2/9636-1676. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. On the web: www.arco-winches.com.
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