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Old 07-11-2018, 13:38   #1
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Can This Be Repaired?

Can this be repaired by bending the top piece back into alignment using a vice, or does the guide need to be replaced? Will bending it soften the metal?
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

If it is cast, then don't try to bend it. On the other hand, if it's stamped steel or forged (hard to tell from the pic) you should be able to straighten it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 14:07   #3
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

Did no one tell you that winches aren't for opening beer bottles?
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Did no one tell you that winches aren't for opening beer bottles?

I'm curious how that happened. Do tell.
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

It's stamped bronze or maybe it's a casting with heavy machining around the ring.

Give it a shot.
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

Lewmar uses cast bronze right? It's not very brittle cause it bent, so bend it back. You would probably get 2-3 bends before it cracked.
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

It will not self-tail as it is.

Order the new part for the winch to replace it.

Then, if you want to have a go at bending it back, do so. If it does not break in the attempt (which I think it will), use it and keep the spare for when it does fail permanently.

I wonder how that happened? any video of it?

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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

Bend it back, then order the new part. That's what I did with mine.
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

Replace it. Even if it bends back it will be weakened.
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

on my Lewmar 48's I bent a the same piece..
happened when the tail got caught in the winch loops..
I found them for about $90 on defender.
I tried to fix it..neededa big vise and bar. but didn;t have those
handy at the time.. bought new..
going to try to straighten with better tools. if it straightens..I'll keep it
as a spare..
a 19in adjustable wrench and a concrete dock weren't enough


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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

Thatís like looking at a smashed fender on a tank.
Makes you wonder what the other guy looks like
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Re: Can This Be Repaired?

Not sure what the appropriate fix is, but WOW I want to know how you bent that.
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I'm curious how that happened. Do tell.
Huge sail, not enough wraps on a very strong electric winch.
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What do you have to loose. Try bending it back. If it works great if not buy a new one and don’t do what you did again
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Replace it. The part is cheap. The same thing happened to us when a line got tangled somehow on itself. I was expecting a boat buck and it was something like 50$.
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