Where Credit Is Due: July 2014
A friend of mine needed new springs for the brushes on his 1988 Lofrans windlass (www.lofrans.com). He could not find them locally (in Spain), but noticed a comprehensive listing of Lofrans parts on the Imtra website (www.imtra.com). On his behalf, I called Imtra and asked Steve Grabert if any of the springs listed on their website would fit my friendís very old windlass. Mr. Grabert called back saying that none would, but that they had looked through their stock of parts for obsolete models and had found a set of springs that would fit the Albatros-model windlass. He then sent them to me free of charge. Imtra and Mr. Grabert deserve to have this superlative customer service mentioned here.
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