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Winch maintenance?

Post by dlandersson » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:03 pm

As near as I can tell, my winches (one on each side of the cockpit) are the original winches.

They have worked fine since I've had my X - 2011. I'm a bit ashamed to admit I haven't done any maintenance in that time. :cry:

Should I have been doing something? Is there a "checklist" or something for the winches? 8)

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by J-- » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:02 pm

For proper winch maintenance you're going to need to give her money to go to the spa, and to the salon, and shopping for new clothes and..... :D

Seriously though, I did this pretty recently and it's not a big deal, though I would take the winches off the boat (if it's in the water). My Mac22 came with Lewmar 6's and I ordered one of these kits for each winch (2, which includes grease!) from this store:

Kit:
http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?pa ... 52&id=4707

It's pretty easy as the parts that really wear out (the pawls and springs) come in the kit, and don't be stingy with the grease. The winch is really held together by a snap ring on the top of the winch, but not the kind that uses snap ring pliers, if that makes sense. It was like a keychain ring, but came of off with a little persuasion from a small putty knife. The first one takes about thirty minutes and the second took about ten!

I have an extra one that I can take apart and send pics of or post to the mods board if that would help anyone.

Let me know if that helps!

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by RussMT » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:36 pm

Winch? There are winches on these boats? :wink:

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by dlandersson » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:42 pm

So just a little WD-40 is outta da question? :(

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by J-- » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:07 pm

dlandersson wrote:So just a little WD-40 is outta da question? :(
Yeah....sorry....a winch is more of an axle than a hinge or a sliding door. You wouldn't spray WD40 on the axle bearings on your trailer and then trailer 100 miles to the marina, would you? Nah....

It's pretty painless, don't sweat it. Racers do this once every couple of years. The ones on my boat worked OK, and they had never been rebuilt, and they were 30 years old, and then they worked great afterwards! I probably won't have to do this again for another 5 - 10 years at least.

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by Catigale » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:44 am

As long as you have the Lewmars it's likely they don't need anything..they are lightly loaded on our tiny boats.

The plastic ones on the later :macm: automatically disassemble when needing service, though.

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by grady » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:09 pm

Replace them with these.

http://www.pontos-americas.com

Hoefully going to get two next year.

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by Highlander » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:17 pm

RussMT wrote:Winch? There are winches on these boats? :wink:
Well if u r married or Attached u,ll have one & usually serviced once a year on ur Birthday !! :(

If u r a reg . single guy U,ll have two requiring monthly maint. :?

If u r Charismastic Single Guy like Myself U,ll have four like I do that require reg daily & nightly maint. :)

Just Sayin thats all , u have been warned !! :o

J :P

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:36 pm

Highlander wrote:
RussMT wrote:Winch? There are winches on these boats? :wink:
If u r Charismastic Single Guy like Myself U,ll have four like I do that require reg daily & nightly maint. :)
And here I thought you were a Scottie. I didn't realize you were a hound dog. :wink: :D

Edit: Oh, wait, whadda ya know - Scottish Deer Hound. Even looks a bit like you. :wink:

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by Highlander » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:50 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Highlander wrote:
RussMT wrote:Winch? There are winches on these boats? :wink:
If u r Charismastic Single Guy like Myself U,ll have four like I do that require reg daily & nightly maint. :)
And here I thought you were a Scottie. I didn't realize you were a hound dog. :wink: :D

Edit: Oh, wait, whadda ya know - Scottish Deer Hound. Even looks a bit like you. :wink:

Image
Tom , U got it all wrong laddie , That,s an Irish Deer Hound

Now this is a Scottish Dear Hound
Image

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Re: Winch maintenance?

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:06 pm

Highlander wrote:
Tomfoolery wrote:
Highlander wrote:If u r Charismastic Single Guy like Myself U,ll have four like I do that require reg daily & nightly maint. :)
And here I thought you were a Scottie. I didn't realize you were a hound dog. :wink: :D

Edit: Oh, wait, whadda ya know - Scottish Deer Hound. Even looks a bit like you. :wink:

Image
Tom , U got it all wrong laddie , That,s an Irish Deer Hound

Now this is a Scottish Dear Hound
Image
Image
Bada-bum <crash>

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