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ABullard 08-26-2003 09:23 AM

ARCO Winch Company
I have been trying to contact the ARCO Winch Company in Australia to buy parts for my Barient winches, to no avail. Does anyone know if they are still in business or why they want respond to calls, emails, etc.?


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williamjchampion 08-26-2003 10:14 AM

ARCO Winch Company
I found them pretty responsive (although not cheap.) I was able to get new springs and pawls for my 30+ year old Barients. Their site indicates that they have been having problems with their forms. Try sending an email to

ABullard 08-27-2003 05:37 AM

ARCO Winch Company
Thanks William.

I have tried to contact them at that email address but received no response.


rbarkas 03-01-2009 09:01 PM

Full contact details
4 Narang Place
St Marys N.S.W. 2760 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9623 2448
Fax: +61 2 9623 2265

tdw 03-01-2009 09:30 PM

That is the correct email address.

In all my dealings with them I have never had a complaint.

Try addressing you email to Attention Allan Hutton

patrickrea 03-02-2009 12:14 AM

Lewmar also sells pawls and spring kits for Barient winches. Even WM has them on the shelves. On their site look for the Barient Repair Kit #1.

Valiente 03-02-2009 06:16 AM

I have used Lewmar pawls and springs on my 36 year old Barlow non-self-tailers (yes, very old school, but they are excellent winches). As for Barient, so for Barlow as far as ARCO is concerned, it seems:


I will repeat here my tip for winch servicing: Go to a dollar store and get a small plastic dishpan or tray, something about a foot square. Real cheapskates can use a big shoebox or a corrugated cardbox box. Scribe a circle the same diameter as the winch base. Put over the winch base before you remove the outer "shell". If pawl springs, bearing or any other parts come loose when you are servicing the winch, the odds are that they will fall into the box/tray and not into the water.

I cut one tray for the biggest winches, and have a couple of taped in "reduction washers" for the smaller ones. Haven't lost a thing in years, and it keeps the coamings grease free.

sailingdog 03-02-2009 12:07 PM

Umm, guys, you're all replying to a 2003 post.

patrickrea 03-02-2009 02:48 PM

Boy, don't I feel foolish. I better get back to that other site where the oldest post is less than a week.

sailingdog 03-02-2009 03:04 PM

NOt hard when the site is only a week old...:)

Originally Posted by patrickrea (Post 456687)
Boy, don't I feel foolish. I better get back to that other site where the oldest post is less than a week.

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