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About greases. I have been told that not all greases are compatible. So pick a grease, clean everything else off with solvent, and stick to that grease.
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The Lewmar kit says it is for “winches less that 10 years old”…our winches are 20 years old...is there a kit for us?
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Stick with winch grease

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Mine are not that old either. Do I need to get the winch service kit or could I just use the lithium grease? What about the oil? What type would you recommend?
I would use the correct grease. You use so little of it that the cost is minimal. I have heard that lithium grease can cause an electrolytic reaction since lithium is a metal - no idea where it is on the nobility scale.
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I would use the correct grease. You use so little of it that the cost is minimal. I have heard that lithium grease can cause an electrolytic reaction since lithium is a metal - no idea where it is on the nobility scale.
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I'd imagine that Lithium is very low on that scale, since, in its natural form it reacts with water briskly, not quite as bad as Sodium. Same family as Sodium IIRC...
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If you're going through the process not a bad idea to replace the parts - we had a pawl that looked brand new but was worn just enough - that allowed drum to reverse. Replaced it and all is good. WD40 is a good cleaning agent and be very sparing with the new grease.
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The Lewmar kit says it is for “winches less that 10 years old”…our winches are 20 years old...is there a kit for us?
Here are two kits that I bought for my 42's and 55-ST's:

Lewmar P/N - 19700200 - Winch spares kit for 2-speed winches (size 6 to 64 winches)
Lewmar P/N - 19700100 - Winch spares kit (basic) - for smaller single speed winches

I'd say that many of the parts in these kits will fit older winches; specifically the pawls, pawl springs, spring clips and shaft retainers. Several parts in these kits are for newer winches and will be throw-away depending on your winch model/age. Be VERY careful with any of the other internal components in your winch like caged bearings; gears, stripper rings, plastic sliders, etc. If it goes in the drink you'd be better off to hire a diver than try and find a replacement; many of these parts may no-longer be available from Lewmar.

WD-40 tends to gum up when it gets wet with salt-water; as does many types of grease. I only use the Lewmar products; even if used liberally it is not very expensive and will last quite a long time between rebuilds.

P/N 19701100 - Calcium Sulphonate Grease (tub)
P/N 19701600 - Pawl Oil (55ml) - Put this in a sealed ziplock and store upright because it tends to leak once opened

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everything you ever wanted to know:

http://www.c36ia.com/files/Lewmar%20...0SJ%207-06.pdf
Thanks, I will save that PDF for reference later.
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Pawls and springs for older Barient #22 and #10 winches

I have Barient #22 and #10 winches, era unknown but presumably older, and likely > 10 years. There is a pawl/spring kit available for Barient winches, but one website said it was only for winches < 10 years old. Does anyone know more about this? Thanks.
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Quick reply.. Advice an old guy told me --
He said when servicing a winch, take a cardboard box (like a shoebox) and cut a hole in it with a pocketknife, slightly bigger than your winch, then tape the box to your deck leaving the winch sticking through the hole.. you can't lose a part if you try
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