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Barient Winch - How Bad Is It ?
The drum on a Barient Model 21 self-tailing two-speed jib sheet winch on a '89 O'Day 302 wiggles freely nearly 1/8 inch at the top when not in use. This weekend, we confirmed the mounting bolts underneath are still tight. As the second owner, I do not believe the winch has been disassembled or seviced since new.
My best guess is either the roller bearings have failed, or the bearing surface inside the drum has been scored and worn away for lack of service (grease).
Has my lack of maintenance cost me $1,000 - or should we expect other issues when it comes apart ?
And what are the chances of finding repair parts ?
s/v No Worries
Kansas City MO