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Old 14-07-2011, 15:41   #1
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Barlow Winch Kits

Help! My new to me 1984 Pearson Trident 27 has two Barlow 19 single speed winches and one Barlow 15 single speed. They all operate but I need to stock some "rebuild kits". A marine store wanabee guru told me almost any kit would do ??? I don't thinl so. Please help me source these. Thanks. Blueyes in Darien GA USA
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Old 14-07-2011, 16:04   #2
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Re: Barlow winch kits

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Old 15-07-2011, 07:20   #3
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Re: Barlow Winch Kits

No, not "any kit" will do. I have Barlow 20s and 26s for sheets, and a few others on deck and mast. While you can and should contact Arco for the real deal (what's a "kit", anyway?), I have found that Lewmar pawl springs will work on the Barlows if you bring in a clean pawl and more or less eyeball the fit.

But it's best to deal with Arco. Barlows were very well built and are well worth reconditioning. I break mine down every couple of years and clean them with old toothbrushes, a bit of acetone and a bit of Scotchbrite. I lube with a seemingly eternal tube of Barlow winch grease, but a light go-over with lithium grease will serve, as would some of the standard bicycle greases like Phil's or chain grease.
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