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post #7 of Old 03-02-2009
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I have used Lewmar pawls and springs on my 36 year old Barlow non-self-tailers (yes, very old school, but they are excellent winches). As for Barient, so for Barlow as far as ARCO is concerned, it seems:


I will repeat here my tip for winch servicing: Go to a dollar store and get a small plastic dishpan or tray, something about a foot square. Real cheapskates can use a big shoebox or a corrugated cardbox box. Scribe a circle the same diameter as the winch base. Put over the winch base before you remove the outer "shell". If pawl springs, bearing or any other parts come loose when you are servicing the winch, the odds are that they will fall into the box/tray and not into the water.

I cut one tray for the biggest winches, and have a couple of taped in "reduction washers" for the smaller ones. Haven't lost a thing in years, and it keeps the coamings grease free.

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Last edited by Valiente; 03-02-2009 at 06:19 AM.
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