I listed this windlass on eBay as well so if you want to use eBay's money back guarantee, it's listing 142978893343. A direct sale through this forum will be cheaper.
A rare fully functional manual windlass manufactured by Orvea Monza (Italwinch).
The gypsy accepts 9/16 chain or 8mm. It's not really picky about the chain shape. I used it with hd 8mm DIN chain and that's just fine. The gypsy is in great shape.
The roll on the other side is not your typical rope drum but it's meant to roll rope or even chain above deck. How beautiful is that? Fully original!
It's a dual-action manual winch. Really nice to work with because the gearing is just right. Enough speed en plenty of torque. As I said, there is nothing wrong with it. No play or damaged shafts. Beautiful shape considering it's vintage. Technical condition is superb. It has stainless shafts, bronze and TUFNOL bearings and bronze gears. The casting is aluminum.
It comes with the original handle (not in picture). I'll also ship the wooden handle that I used with it.
This windlass is very heavy. I'm guessing at least 60 pounds. Local pickup is preferable but I'll do my very best to pack it and ship it.