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Old 14-12-2014, 13:23   #31
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Re: Slippery Winches

Im having the same problem but with a horizontal windlass drum.... Is there any kind of tough rubber sleeve that could go over the drum ??

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Re: Slippery Winches

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I have Arco 65 winches (and others) that look a bit tatty with corrosion. I am thinking of having them blasted back and re-chromed. I have asked what grade/name/chemical composition of chrome is best for this and the advice returned was 'marine grade'. Phew, I never would have thought of that! Does anybody know if there is a more definitive description of the chrome used for this purpose?
Before you go ahead with getting them re-chromed, contact Hutton-Arco, and get a price for replacement drums. I replaced a 40ST drum and it was cheaper than I expected. Doesn't cost anything to find out.

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Re: Slippery Winches

Guys, if you've got a big pair, & a steady hand, you could texturize the drums in any pattern which suits your fancy; vertical ribs, angular ones, dimples, etc. using a Dremel. Or, there's the "Go to Guy" winch resurfacing - who? - Fix It Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums


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