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Lewmar 40 standard winch circa early 80's

I'm hoping someone out there can tell me how to remove the pin holding in the lower gears.
I just don't want to pound on the stainless pin, until I know for sure that's what I should do, (up or down) to remove the cogs.

There is also a chance I have missed something. the winches are removed from the yacht so the bottom is visible.

I'm amazed lewmar made something that appears, has to be romoved from the yacht in order to service it fully.
My last winches were barients.
Yours Aye, and thank in anticipation
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See schematics here Lewmar Winch Schematics and find instructions here Lewmar .

You have a very nice quality winch, the gear spindle pops up and out with no retainer. Position the winch upside down and tap the bottom of the spindle to start it out, turn the winch over and pull the spindle out with fingers or whatever you chose, it should sllde right up and out. You can fully service the winch when installed.
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wonder if this is an earlier winch, there is no "T" head on the lower gear retaining pin. No screw in the top for the removal of the upper needle bearings, the central shaft is held in place with a sprung circlip (accessible only fro the bottom) like the top plate is. so I guess I'l beat on the pin and hope I dont brak something................
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Yes it's earlier than 1983, you have to remove it from the boat to remove the lower circlips, and you have to beat the lower pin out from the top, in order to remove it. it has slight splining on the bottom end so it wont fall out by accident. Then you can remove the circlip in order to release the main shaft and it's bearingsthe good news is it's all in very nice condition.............
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I'm hoping someone out there can tell me how to remove the pin holding in the lower gears.
I just don't want to pound on the stainless pin, until I know for sure that's what I should do, (up or down) to remove the cogs.

There is also a chance I have missed something. the winches are removed from the yacht so the bottom is visible.

I'm amazed lewmar made something that appears, has to be romoved from the yacht in order to service it fully.
My last winches were barients.
Yours Aye, and thank in anticipation
Chris
I went through this exact same issue and after much digging, actually found the diagram for this very winch (which is different from current the model). Here's a link to the pdf: http://www.oysterbayboatshop.com/pdf...r/V2/L2_40.pdf. It's a little confusing in the diagram, but the pin is knurled on the bottom 3/8" or so. You need to use a drift punch to drive the pin out downwards. Everything else is very straight forward. Other Lewmar diagrams for older winches can be found at Oyster Bay Boat Shop.

BTW, my 30yo Lewmar 40s had lost most of their chrome, but over the winter I removed them from the boat, cleaned them up and had the drums re-chromed. They look and work like new.
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Thanks Lucas, I looked for 2 hours and didn't find that PDF file, and yes this is the very winch and it's all clean and ready to re-install, thaks for you help
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See schematics here Lewmar Winch Schematics and find instructions here Lewmar .

You have a very nice quality winch, the gear spindle pops up and out with no retainer. Position the winch upside down and tap the bottom of the spindle to start it out, turn the winch over and pull the spindle out with fingers or whatever you chose, it should sllde right up and out. You can fully service the winch when installed.
The older Lewmars are also easy to maintain, but are different from current models in that they must be completely removed from the boat in order to fully service them. Here's a great resource for schematics for older Lewmar and Harken winches: Oyster Bay Boat Shop. For this specific winch, go to http://www.oysterbayboatshop.com/pdf...r/V2/L2_40.pdfThis was a real needle-in-a-haystack find and the day I found it I received the same doc directly from Lewmar.
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I just wondered about that - I have these same old Lewmars (1972) and I guessed that you can't take the lower gears out without removing the winch. Since removing it is out of question (only when I have enough money to buy new ones, thats it) - I guess it does not get cleaned down there. Oh well.
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Chris...You still smoking that smelly old pipe??

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