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Re: Worn holes for the Winch Pawls
I've seen online where someone had drilled new holes for the pawls after theirs wore out like yours have. But that winch had didn't have the two raised areas in the drum where the pawls went. It was solid all the way around so there was a place to drill two new holes. It doesn't look like you have space for a new hole.
Maybe you could get a some rod or tube and make a new holder for the pawl, then drill out the old holes in the drum to fit the outer diameter of the tube. Sort of like a helicoil insert for a stripped out screw hole.