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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

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Looks kill it has a head...push up from bottom?
Per the shop manual, it is designed to tap "DOWNWARD," with the winch standing securely on its base, with a clear area for the spindle to exit.

Between you, me, and the internet, I've tapped upward as well hoping to shock whatever binding was occurring enough to break the spindle bearing loose. No joy.
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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

I was only able to find exploded parts view on link. The pin of course has serrations on the bottom, which indicates removal in that direction...as you have stated. An arbor press would be a better approach than tapping and risking peening. The winches I rebuilt came apart readily, I did not have the manual. I apologize for jumping to unfounded conclusions.
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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

A press has crossed my mind, as well. Possibly fashioning something out of c-clamps, and a bit of scrap metal, more likely. Thanks for giving it a go!
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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

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I solved my issue by soaking the pin in PB Blaster overnight, and buying a tap which was nearly as large as the pin itself, and a larger hammer. A few taps cleared it right out. Removed the lower gears, the bottom circlip, and retaining clip, then the rest came apart easily. De-greased with mineral spirits (overnight, because MAN was it rough,) then a rinse with diluted simple green. Mystery oil on the pawls, and a very light coat of lewmar grease on the components. Reassembled. They are just beautiful, now.
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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

Perhaps the lewmar winch manual volume 6 can be located at
http://www.international-boat-spares...%20VOL%206.pdf
The pdf file contains schematic diagrams of lewmar winches manufactured in 1980's.

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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

This service manual, from the first page of this thread, also works.

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Here is a copy of the Lewmar service manual
Lemar Service Manual
There are also several older Lewmar winch diagrams here Winch Service Manuals
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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

VERY OLD Lewmar winches have a circlip in the bottom of the main shaft , Tip it upside down peer in and below the central shaft gear there is a circlip like the one at the top . You might have to rotate the shaft to see it ! Prise it out and push the shaft from the bottom . Hey presto out it slides . Note there is also a tab washer below the circlip which need positioning with the tab in the shaft when re assembling Hope this info is not too late
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Re: Servicing older lewmar winch

We have 22 older Lewmar winches on this boat from 2 speed 16's to electric 65st's. Using the diagrams and information on the Lewmar site, we have been able to open, clean, and lubricate every one of them.

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For posterity,

I solved my issue by soaking the pin in PB Blaster overnight, and buying a tap which was nearly as large as the pin itself, and a larger hammer. A few taps cleared it right out. Removed the lower gears, the bottom circlip, and retaining clip, then the rest came apart easily. De-greased with mineral spirits (overnight, because MAN was it rough,) then a rinse with diluted simple green. Mystery oil on the pawls, and a very light coat of lewmar grease on the components. Reassembled. They are just beautiful, now.
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