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!)
Keep the expenses low and the good times high.
PA Freshwater / Chesapeake