#1 2011-06-10 15:15:08

Ian_Johnston
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Victoria 26 (and Frances 26?) Reefing Winch

My mast-mounted reefing winch is almost impossible to turn without vigorous use of a winch handle. It may be time to replace it - has anyone got any recommendations?

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#2 2011-06-12 16:20:55

Steve_Collett
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Re: Victoria 26 (and Frances 26?) Reefing Winch

Hello Ian

Have you tried servicing it? They are not that complicated and spares are available.

Steve Collett

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#3 2011-06-13 06:10:26

Ian_Johnston
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Re: Victoria 26 (and Frances 26?) Reefing Winch

The problem is that the drum is practically an interference fit on the spindle. Quite how that has come about I don't know, but it's been suggested to me that the spindle has a plastic coating which has been greased in the past - wrongly, because it makes the plastic swell.

It's a Barton (Australia) winch, by the way.

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#4 2011-06-16 13:47:51

Steve_Collett
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Re: Victoria 26 (and Frances 26?) Reefing Winch

Ian.

If you decide to replace it, the mast winch fitted to my boat is a Lewmar 6. It does the job OK.

Steve Collett

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#5 2011-06-19 22:46:42

Ian_Johnston
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Re: Victoria 26 (and Frances 26?) Reefing Winch

Thanks, Steve. Just what I needed to know!

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