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Re: Removing pawls and main gear on barient winch

It should all be fairly obvious once you get the lid off.. but put the hammer away - that's the last thing you should need to use on a winch. The pin you speak of is very likely an Allen bolt and you'll need a good set of Allen keys to get started. All the Allen bolts on the winch will be the same size.

It's a good idea to wrap a rag loosely around the base of the winch to (a) catch anything small that falls out as you (gently) lift the drum off and (b) to minimise the amount of grease you'll need to clean off the deck afterwards.

Useful hint: There is a right way and a wrong way to fit the springs on the pawls. If you do it wrong, you'll need to pull the winch apart again to re-do it.

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