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reassembling Lewmar ST40: stumped!
Last weekend I partially dissassembled a Lewmar ST-40 2-speed winch for annual maintenance. Never having done this before, I was awed by the internal complexity of the thing and decided I'd better put it back together because there wasn't enough time left to finish the job before dark.
I was stymied when I tried to replace the feeder arm. The goldang collets, which fit into grooves in the spindle, stuck out too far, so I couldn't seat the feeder arm. Turning them upside down and swapping their positions didn't solve the problem. I finally removed the collets and replaced the feeder arm and end cap sans collets to keep the rain out till I figure out how to solve this problem.
Can anyone here help me with this?