Re: Worn holes for the Winch Pawls
I'm also voting for a machine shop. And guessing that the best way to reinforce the area would be to drill out the "socket" hole to make it larger, then drop in a piece of rod stock to completely fill the hole, which will also reinforce the sides of it. Then drill a new properly sized hole/seat in the now solid metal. So it is filled, reinforced, made all new. Welding not necessarily required, so the question of proper and compatible welds also would be eliminated.
Should be a simple job but I'd guess $150-250 depending on how fancy the local prices are.
Odd how one side blew out and the other didn't.
"Thou shalt lube thine winch pawls."