Another winch question

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AJ Oliver
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Another winch question

Post by AJ Oliver » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:20 am

Just bought an expensive Milwaukee 1/2" D-Handle Right Angle Drill
to raise the daggerboard (at the dock only of course)

The problem is that my starboard cabin top winch is self-tailing, and works
counter-clockwise only. When powered, the chock of the drill just spins right off.

Suggestions ?

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Re: Another winch question

Post by Jameso » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:45 pm

My guess is a broken pawl or pawl spring for the second gear assembly. You’ll need to take the winch apart to confirm, the pawls for the low gear are housed in the gear set beneath the main spindle. There is a chrome push pin holding it in place. Good luck.

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Re: Another winch question

Post by Pete » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:01 pm

I assume you've tried operating the winch in both directions with the handle to confirm it's OK. Could be that your powered tool can operate in one direction only ?

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