sheet winch base access

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Blev medlem: tis 14 nov 2006 15:43
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sheet winch base access

Inlägg av kjacobsen »

I have Lewmar genoa sheet winches mounted on the cockpit coaming. I am considering replacing them with Andersen winches, but am unsure about access to the fastenings from underneath. How can I remove the bolts holding the winch bases in place? Is there a backing plate?

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K. Jacobsen
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Re: sheet winch base access

Inlägg av maja »

The winches are fastened by screwes drawn into thick solid wood reinforecements. Simply unscrew the existing ones with a screwdriver and mount the new ones accordingly.
Marek, IF-båt SWE-829 "Ingela" från Lagunen i Malmö
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Blev medlem: tor 07 jan 2010 03:16
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Re: sheet winch base access

Inlägg av oceanslogic »

I had the same question reference not having access to under the sheet winch base. So I guess with the rather low loads of an IF...there should be very little concern of the winch pulling out? I am also replacing the old 1969 issued winches with some Self Tailing winches...and I guess if the original winches didn't pull out after 40 should be OK :)

s/v Blue Moon
1969 IF #175

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