winch maintenance - semiahmoo

Whether you’re a power boater or a sailing enthusiast, somewhere along the line you’ve got to deal with winches. The single anchor winch of the power boater or the impressive array of sailing winches on your Catalina or Beneteau all requires occasional maintenance. This YouTube video, The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Sailboat Winch Maintenance from the Stingy Sailor walks you through the process of breaking the winch down, learning the various parts, lubrication, and reassembly. The total video is just under 14 minutes and you can do it all with just an awl and a pair of snapping pliers.

 

 

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