|Main Halyard Winch on S/V Rainy Days|
|Barient #28 Winch has Drum Retainer with 2 Holes|
I used a Groco spanner wrench--the side with the 1/4-inch pins worked perfectly without leaving marks on the cover ring.
|Using a Spanner Wrench to Remove Retaining Ring on Barient #28|
The Barient #28 on the starboard side was easy to disassemble, clean and lubricate everything, and reassemble it. The Barient #28 has two sets of roller bearings, separated by a bronze sleeve. Because I had winch grease all over my hands most of the time, I didn't take any photos of the process.
The port side jib sheet winch was a completely different story--it was very difficult to rotate and nearly impossible to lift the drum off the winch base. I worked some solvent into the bearing and kept trying to rotate the drum--this eventually freed up the blockage and allowed me to lift the drum off. This particular winch had lots of dirt particles and very little grease--it took a lot more effort to clean and lubricate this one! But again, I didn't take photos.
Since I had cleaned and lubricated the secondary jib halyard winch recently (installation as described in my blog post dated March 9, 2014) I decided to tackle the primary jib halyard winch (Barient #18, 2-speed) and the main halyard winch (also a Barient #18, 2-speed) next.
|Barient #18 Winches Have Circular Spring Clip Retainers|
|Drum Removed from Main Halyard Winch|
The Barient #18 winch has just one set of roller bearings. I did not completely remove the Barient #18's from the boat, even though there is a gear that mates with the drum that can only be accessed by completely removing the winch. (However, I cleaned and generously coated this gear with Lewmar Winch Grease before reassembly.) All parts that could be removed from the base were thoroughly cleaned with mineral spirits.
|Bearings Being Cleaned in Mineral Spirits|
Since I purchased pawls and springs, I installed new pawls and springs in both Barient #18's--I also installed new circular spring clips.
|New Pawls and Springs in Drum|
|All Back Together Again!|
|All Sheets, Halyards, and Reef Lines Back in Place|