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Re: What's below the winch?

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  • waynehelm25
    ... rubber ... its ... winched ... tee ... worn ... find? ... re ... shop ... Thanks for the info Bret. That explains the SS plates like the ones that hold the
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 16, 2007
      --- In sailnethelms@yahoogroups.com, "Bret G Goodman"
      <bgoodoooo@...> wrote:
      > --- In sailnethelms@yahoogroups.com, "waynehelm25" <ewh2000@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > The centerboard winch that is.
      > > I haven't Had this area apert yet, but here is what I know start
      > ing
      > > from the winch and working down:
      > > 1. The first thing is the end of a clear vinyl hose with a
      > > plug in the end and the cable going through the plug. I assume
      > > there to keep out water or wrip water off the cable as its
      > > up.
      > >
      > > 2. The clear vinyl hose is clamped to the end of a 1/2" copper
      > > that is epoxied into the top of the centerboard trunk. The bull
      > end
      > > of the tee is where the sink drain hose is attached. It appears
      > that
      > > the cable rubs on the side of this tee nad a groove is being
      > > though the tee. Hard to see through the vinyl.
      > >
      > > 3. Unknown between the tee and where it comes out the bottom of
      > the
      > > trunk/keel.
      > >
      > > I would think there should have been a sheeve (pulley) at the
      > point
      > > where the copper tee is to take the strain of the angled cable
      > from
      > > the winch.
      > >
      > > From those that have had this area dismanteled, what did you
      > >
      > > Wayne
      > >
      > > P.S. I'll also post this on the Sailnet message board.
      > >Wayne there is a sheave that is held in to trunck just like up
      > front , on mine the sheave had frozen up and the cable sawed right
      > through it , it is made of brass or bronze so i had it welded and
      > worked it and installed a new cable made by west marine rigging
      > in annapolis md.

      Thanks for the info Bret. That explains the SS plates like the ones
      that hold the pin in the foreword part of the trunk. I'm reluctant
      to take this apart without being able to look up into the trunk.
      I'll wait until its on the sling to see if the sheave spins ok.
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