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Old 02-08-2017, 00:09   #1
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Barlow 32 winches

Hi, First time user here. I have inherited two Barlow 32 winches on my John Pugh 48 Ketch and see they turn both clockwise and anticlockwise. They don't seem to lock. Is this normal or are they faulty?

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Old 02-08-2017, 00:40   #2
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Re: Barlow 32 winches

Not normal! Sounds like stuck pawls... those dudes are due for a clean and lube day, asap.


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Re: Barlow 32 winches

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, FullnBye.
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Re: Barlow 32 winches

What Jim said! And likely you can find manuals & schematics for them either at or

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