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Rachel Vaughn Sailboat February 27th, 2018 - 15:13:37
Sailboat Winch Maintenance is Greasy and Messy If youre like most sailboat owners you havent serviced your winches since you owned the boat. Every year you say this is going to be the year you clean and grease the winches but something more important always comes along. Servicing sailboat winches is a greasy messy job that intimidates even the most boat-savvy person. However winches need to be greased because they are among the most expensive items on the sailboat! The Sailboat Winch Jigsaw Every winch is different so theres no good way to memorize how a winch goes back together. However a sailboat winch can not be put together wrong because the parts only fit together the right way - with the exception of maybe getting a washer in the wrong place.
After soaking take the small brush and work off any old grease from the winch component. Dont forget to clean the winch gear ring on the inside of the drum. Now that youve removed the grease and grime rinse the parts in hot water to remove the mineral spirits. If the spirits are left on it breaks down the grease. Dry the parts with a clean rag or paper towel. Reassembly of Sailboat Winch As you put the gears back into place take a close look at how the pawls are working. If they dont open and close smoothly then the drum could spin backwards. If theres any question that the pawls are not working properly it is much easier to replace them and the little springs. It is very important NOT to grease the pawls because grease causes them to stick. And if they stick the gears wont engage. To lubricate your pawls use any light oil that might be on hand; something like a 3 & 1 oil.
Search for boat listings in your local classifieds whether in a paper or online. There should be direct contact information that will allow you to have a one-on-one conversation with the sailboat owner. This personalized approach to buying a sailboat will help you gather information about the sailboats maintenance record. If you get along well with the owner he might even extend a price break - owners are often attached to their sailboat and want it to end up in good hands. So when you get serious about buying a sailboat consider searching for sailboats that are for sale by the owner. You will get all the vital information from the person who knows the sailboat best - and you might even get a chance to haggle.
Most sailboats are fiberglass these days but if you are looking for a really strong sailboat you are likely to choose steel or aluminum. Fiberglass is fine for normal use but if you are going cross oceans or give your sailboat a hard life metal is best. They are also good materials if you want to get your own design of sailboat built. The reason aluminum or steel are best is that metals are both strong and stiff and when hit really hard they bend - fiberglass and even the most advanced composites will break and even shatter. Then the sailboat will almost certainly sink. A sailboat with a dent in the hull can keep going.