Originally Posted by Lawrence
Twenty five years ago I bought a pair of winches just like yours that looked identical to the Barient
, but we're made in Russia
and came from a Russian cruiser who had run out of money
and was selling his boat parts
to survive. The spare pawls I bought for them were for a Barient
and were a perfect fit. There is no identification of any sort on my winches,and the quality of the castings leaves something to be desired, but yours could be also knock-offs of the same heritage.
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Hello Franziska, sorry but photos are not available since I won't be back to the boat
until next winter.
It's been several years since I overhauled my winch
but I recall
there were two pawls so I had at least one to compare with the Barient original. If you have a knock-off then hope they copied the original faithfully since they were not too concerned with patent infringements. The pawls were made of steel
and the housing in which they were located was bronze. This is were most of the wear can take place. A machinist friend of mine in Malaysia
was able to braise the worn location and remachine it to the original specifications.if you also have this wear problem ,don't despair, it can be fixed. Good luck.