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Barlow 27's - not gripping line
I have a pair of 2 speed self tailing Barlow winches (27's) on our Ericson 36 Cruising Cutter. The winches seem mechanically fine. However, the drums are quite smooth (the once textured area is worn) and they do not grip the line, even when tensioned. I know it is not the line as I have washed the lines and even tried replacements. Is there an easy fix to re-texture the drums so that they will grip the line without damaging the line? Thanks in advance for any help!