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Old 24-01-2012, 16:29   #1
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Custom Yachts LTD Winches

How do you strip these winches? There are no screws in the winch handle hole and no visible way to remove the drum?? Can't find anything on them by googling.
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How do you strip these winches?
What winches?
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What winches?
Sheet and halyard winches, stainless, used on Formosas, Vagabonds and others.
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Re: Custom Yachts LTD winches

Yeah, what BRAND?
or are you saying Custom Yachts LTD is the brand?
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Yeah, what BRAND?
or are you saying Custom Yachts LTD is the brand?
Yes, Custom Yachts LTD is the brand as engraved on top of the barrels with the size of the winch. They are listed in equipment lists of many yachts for sale as Custom Yachts LTD stainless winches. They are common on Formosas, Vagabonds, Marine Traders and others.
Anyone knowing how to disassemble them would know what winches I'm talking about. Why do you ask since you are obviously clueless in regard to answering my question?
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They are common on Formosas, Vagabonds, Marine Traders and others.
Great, if they are common, you should be able to find a pic online so as we can see what they are and possibly help.

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I asked because I have never heard of the brand and neither has the internet.
I have fitted plenty of different brands of winches to boats and seen plenty of others and figured I had seen pretty much every brand there was.

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since you are obviously clueless in regard to answering my question?
Thanks for acting the twat

I actually do have a thought on how they may come apart, but I couldn't be bothered telling you now.
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Re: Custom Yachts LTD winches

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Yes, Custom Yachts LTD is the brand as engraved on top of the barrels with the size of the winch. They are listed in equipment lists of many yachts for sale as Custom Yachts LTD stainless winches. They are common on Formosas, Vagabonds, Marine Traders and others.
Anyone knowing how to disassemble them would know what winches I'm talking about. Why do you ask since you are obviously clueless in regard to answering my question?
Mate, that's just flat out rude and uncalled for. For someone asking for help, that's a poor way of getting it.

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Old 25-01-2012, 08:17   #8
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Re: Custom Yachts LTD winches

Apparantly we're having communication difficulties translating between Amaricanese and Aussietalk. I interpreted the first replies as sarcasm due to the rolling eyes and "yeah, what brand" type comments and responded accordingly.
Anyhow, they look just like Barlows. In fact, the two sheet winches on the stern of the boat I'm working on (not mine) are Barlows and I thought the others were too until I tried to remove one and found they are not Barlows, but are as I have described. Searched the internet and found nothing except that lots of Thai built boats for sale have them. The newest boat I saw that listed them as equipment is a 1988 Marine Trader. Perhaps the company is no longer in Business.
I like the way you people talk when trying to be insulting. Comes across as being very humorous in North American English.
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Thanks for the banter and name calling. Turns out there's what looks like a solid ring retaining the cover plate, but it is in fact a three layered flat snap ring of sorts wound around the shaft. There's a tiny notch and the end of the top layer can be started out of the groove in the shaft with a very small screwdriver. After that they strip like a Barlow. Gday Mates
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Not that it matters now, but we have these winches on our boat (Rafiki 37). I've taken the mains apart without any challenge. There's a retaining ring that needs to be removed, then the cap, then the top housing comes off pretty easily.

They are good, solid SS winches, although we are replacing the mains with Andersen self-tailers.
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Thanks, these has covers on them and are bright as new. The retaining snap ring type thing looked like a solid ring until I really looked at it closely and saw the little notch. They do seem to be good winches and very nice looking.
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Re: Custom Yachts LTD Winches

I know this thread is a little old but these winches were also standard on Hans Christians. They are two-speed and we have them on our HC34.
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I know this thread is a little old but these winches were also standard on Hans Christians. They are two-speed and we have them on our HC34.
Anybody have any luck getting replacement parts for them?
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