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Mast winches

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Winches 
We took off all the mast winches (5) and rebuilt them.  Only 4 will go back on.  2 per mast.  One winch was a wire only winch, but we are not using wire halyards, so it is not worth keeping.  The winches had not been dismantled in YEARS....probably decades.  The one on the left has been rebuilt(but not re greased yet), the one on the right is as they were, although not too bad.  

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More Winches

Posted by Bryan on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Winches 
Devon And Sahara rebuilt the main winches and installed new parts.  We did a time laps video which we hope to post.
Here are some picks:

 Main winches are Barlow 28's.  New lower gear teeth and one new gear (on the bottom left corner of green tray)

Below, an Aluminum Harken winch that was used because one of the Barlow's had a broken gear.  This one is now redundant.  a spare.  

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Winches Rebuilding

Posted by Bryan on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Winches 
Sahara took apart the main sheet winch., cleaned it up, and put it back together.  And there were no extra pieces!.

The Jib sheet winches are awaiting new pieces, shipped from Australia.  Barlow has long out of business.  A company in Australia has the molds/designs/ etc.... and can make new pieces if you need them. The Australian Yacht Winch Company

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Main Winches

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Winches 
I dismantled all the Barlow 27 winches.  One is missing (broken) main gear and the other lost a small axel bearing.

Both have the self furling upper jaw busted.  So in order to get new parts, You only have to contact Australia!
The Barlow company went under some years ago and this company bought the plans and still makes spare parts.

It is only $500 in parts. Only.  So I am looking at the possibility of just getting some new used winches.
 Not in a hurry on the purchase, but just planning ahead t...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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