I know Barlow went out of business some time ago but I need to repair one on my boat. I'm rebuilding a Morgan
22 and it has 2 Barlow 16's on it for the jib sheets
. On one of them the pawl cavity on the winch
spindle has been damaged just enough that the pawl can and does come out when the winch
is spun. As I see it I have a couple of options.
1 - one of you out there knows where I can find a good replacement for sale
. That would be my preferred option.
2 - I find someone to braze on the edge that chipped ot bent off. I don't even really know if this is possible.
3 - I take that one pawl out and sail with out it. I know this isn't a great idea but it's a day sailer and I don't plan on taking it out with wind
much for than 15-20 kts. On a small boat how much stress would this put on the other pawl?