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Old 09-12-2007, 14:56   #1
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I am in the process of "trying" to rebuild my SL seatiger, however, I am having some difficulty.. Has anyone else tried to rebuild one? My biggest problem at this point is trying to get the gear shafts out.. The two small springs attaching two sets of gears are both broken and I need to get all the way to the top to repair. It was literally packed almost solid with grease. Help
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I did take mine completely apart 6 years ago and put it back with a few new parts and springs, etc.

It did take me a while and some calls to customer service to get it apart, that and patience, a number of beers and a sledge hammer did the job...

Seriously, if ya have the "exploded" diagram, it should be pretty straight forward.
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The sledge hammer is the problem, Im just so afraid of breaking or cracking something. I do have the exploded diagram, guess I will just go for it...I might try a phone call as well.

Thanks for you input.
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Although I did have the exploded view, my maintenance over the course of 2 years of living on the hook with that windlass was the following:

1) Stick grease gun on little grease nipple
2) Squeeze some grease in

That's it!

So once you are past this project, you'll enjoy a very long and trouble free life out of the windlass. Don't get discouraged.
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