Today's winch took eight hours. However, there were some technical difficulties putting it back together. He put one of the gears in upside down, we rearranged everything to make all the gears mesh, then it wouldn't all go together, so we tore it apart and tried a few more times before realizing that the problem was an upside down gear
. He also kept trying to put an O ring on too late, until that finally clicked. All told, 12 "man hours" in disassembly and cleaning
, 2 "couple hours" in reassembly.