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Servicing Barient 23 Winch
A friends two speed Barient 23 winch (Late 70's, early 80's vintage), has lost it's fast speed (though hi speed still functions intermittently for brief periods). We have disassembled it as far as we can without taking it off the boat, and see nothing wrong. We've cleaned and reassembled it, and the problem persists. I've read that most Barient winches are fully serviceable without removal, but can't see how it can be done. We can remove it, but access is dificult, and we would like to avoid it if possible. Any input on that issue?
Secondly, We have searched and found no sources for parts (though "Winch Spares" in England may have pawls and be able to fabricate parts when we figure out what's broken). Ideas?
Last edited by L124C; 03-23-2010 at 02:08 PM.