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rope clutch handle replacement

I can't figure this one out… My new (to me) Olson 911s has a Lewmar D2 triple rope clutch and one of the handles is broken…and of course it's the middle handle.

I now have a replacement handle but do I have to remove the entire clutch from the deck to replace the handle? Or can someone explain to me how to disassemble the clutch from the topsides?

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Yes I think you will have to remove the clutch from the deck because the hinge pin goes from side to side.
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I do believe you have to remove LEWMAR line clutches to service the guts. There's no way to remove the plastic housing without doing so IIRC.
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but they look similar to my Spinlock clutches. I recently replaced a handle WITHOUT removing the clutch from the boat. If yours has thru bolts on the cheeks, it should disassemble.
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Thanks everyone. I hope you're right Marc. I downloaded the exploded view from Lewmar's site but it only shows a single clutch—hard to tell about the triple. I guess I'll just have to roll up my sleeves, put on my glasses, and start tinkering.
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A single can have the handle replaced while on deck but the middle one of three is boxed in so has to be removed to replace the handle.
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