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barient 17 question
just overhauled my main winches (barient 17's); was very straight forward, went fine and they're spinning away. However when reassembling one of them I noted that the self tailing piece that leads the line onto the winch grip is bent (I just got this boat, don't know if this was trauma or if this was an incorrect/ill fitted replacement as it doesn't look damaged per se). Check out the pic and you can see where there is very slight contact. It touches the inside of the upper grip which exerts pressure upward against the drum (and some resistance when turning). I put it in a vise and was able to bend it a bit to release most of the resistance, but it's not perfect. It's hard because if I bend it out too much then the distal part touches the bottom grip plate. So, hard to find the perfect balance.
Does anyone know of a good supply of Barient spare parts where I could obtain a replacement?
Any suggestions? Even though on my good winch that bottom portion of the lead doesn't touch anything, I would imagine it's still not a good idea to simply saw off the bent portion that touches the winch on my affected one. Maybe it has a function when under load from the line?
thanks in advance for any suggestions/advice.