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New winches!

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blueachilles says:

Feeling slightly pale this morning, as we bought some new winches at the boat show yesterday - Harken 16s, self tailing, single speed.

The old Gibbs winches are getting very stiff, don't self tail, the handles dig in your back....

This is a question for Ron I guess, because I know you have recently changed Chilli's winches; to get the old ones off, do you need to take them apart, or is it only necessary to undo the nuts on the bolts from inside the boat?

And I think yours are Harken 16s; please reassure me that they will fit on the "platform" they sit on?

1:08AM, 17 September 2007 PDT (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Chilles are Bariet not Harken .You will have to take the winch apart to access the head of the screws , We had to drill two new holes and use new screws.
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

I agree you will have to take apart to get at the head of the screws.
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