Ok, so my Sea Tiger Manual windlass
is frozen. Probably from years of sitting there without any exercise.
I am attempting to take it apart and see what's what inside before I go and waste $1000 on a new one.
I removed the gypsy
, but I am having a bit of trouble removing the "brake pad" that the gypsy
presses against to slow it. It is conical shaped, with two small holes in the cone, excactly across from each other. They are very small holes.
I have tried:
*prying (it's brittle, so I didn't want to break it)
*rotating (no good... it doesn't spin off the axle)
*sticking things in the little holes (they seem empty)
Who has taken one of these off before and knows how to do it?
I have to remove this "brake pad" in order to open up the side of the windlass
and see the good stuff inside, possibly finding the jam.