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Old 06-11-2012
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Re: Keel winch woes. Is this one good?

I believe I had to reload it. I don't remember if I used the cable from my first winch or if I bought new. Early on in my sailboat ownership experience I bought a swaging tool from Lowe's and it has proved valuable. If I made new I would have swaged a thimble onto the end that bolts to the keel. The end that stays on the winch connects like they all seem to --

If your cable is still good you shouldn't have any trouble reusing it. (But inspect it carefully!)
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