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Winch Maintenance

Post by Brian » Jun 9th, '08, 18:43

Hi All,

On Kalimna I have 2 Cannon 16 winches (for jib and spinnaker sheets) and 2 Barlow 15 winches for the halyards. I want to service them as part of my preparing Kalimna. Any advice on where to find out any info or advice from personal experience will be appreciated.

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Post by Chapter Four » Jun 10th, '08, 12:52

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Post by INMA » Jun 10th, '08, 14:18

Handy hint when stripping a winch for the first time.

Have the boat on the trailer and have a blue tarp or similar on the ground to catch bits you drop.

Cleaning the old crud off the internals is best with shellite or some other solvent and lots of rag. Only add just enough winch greese to the working bits and do the regreasing regularly if you use the winches.

Search for spare parts or manuals before you strip the winch, pauls and springs are often impossible to buy so be carefull with those bits that fly or stick to bigger bits as you pull it apart.

Use proper winch grease which survives the marine environment longer than ordinary greases.
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Post by Chapter Four » Jun 10th, '08, 17:32

INMA wrote:Handy hint when stripping a winch for the first time.

Have the boat on the trailer and have a blue tarp or similar on the ground to catch bits you drop.
Or a tip from Bosun, get an old bucket and cut a round hole in the bottom, place bucket over winch and then dismantle. The bucket will ensure anything that goes SPROOOIIIINNNGGGG, won't go too far :D
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Post by Brian » Jun 11th, '08, 20:32

INMA and Ross,

Thanks for the advice, have yet to do the job, but more confident.

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