I just rebuilt my 4 barlow winches
(#15,#16) last weekend with parts shipped from Arco-Hutton. They never answered my email really until I called. I talked to a guy named Bruno and he was very helpful (just never answered email) He had me send him pictures of the winches
taken apart so he could identify what model they were for sure and send me the right parts. I ordered new bearings all around, 2 per winch
. Total cost was ~180 bucks with shipping, about the price of one new lewmar
Something of interest, Bruno mentioned that he could have new Arco-Hutton winch
bases drilled with the old Barlow hole pattern so they could be drop in replacements. Something to think about if your aluminum drums have corroded or something. The new Arco-Hutton winches are priced very reasonably even after shipping, don't know if they would charge extra for the barlow hole pattern or not.
All said, very happy with their service, although I had to call them 3 times to make it all happen.