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Worn holes for the Winch Pawls

I have a set of 40 and a set of 8 two speed Lewmar winches. They are over 30 years in use, everything works fine, except that the holes where the pawls sit in have worn out and they just drop out.
This seems like a rather weak link in this critical system. I have asked Lewmar about this but get no reply.
Has anyone heard of a fix. Like drilling the alluminum holes out and replace with a larger diameter pawl? Seems silly to spend a couple thousand bucks in replacement for an otherwise functioning device.
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