Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-04-2010, 21:04   #1
Marine Service Provider
 
Loco Gato's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Morro Bay,Ca.
Boat: other peoples
Posts: 131
Send a message via Skype™ to Loco Gato
Asahi St30/35 Winches

Anyone know where I can get rebuild kits?
__________________

__________________
Loco Gato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 08:29   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Montreal
Boat: Langevin - Triade 38
Posts: 13
Re: Asahi St30/35 Winches

Dear Lynn,

Thanks for your reply!

The part I need is exactly the self tailer shaft!!! It seems to be a
bad design, and one of them cracked open and jammed the winch. OK,
that is after 23 years of usage and 2 circumnavigations so not exactly
that bad a design, but let's say its weak point!

I also asked for a quote from a machine shop to make 2 new ones in
stainless instead of aluminum. They do the work with a robot, so the
first part (in fact the Cad drawings takes some time) will be
expensive but the others fairly cheap. How expensive was it to get
this machined for you ?

I would also like to find a set of journal bearings as a spare. I
found a matching size bearing but it is not stainless. Will be used in
case of emergency anyway. I wrote to a few winch manufacturers with
the dimensions and still waiting for some reply. Any ideas ?

Beside that the rest of the winches seems in perfect shape! I have 7
asahi winches but the others, smaller ones are of a different design
and are not used as aggressively.

I'll keep you posted with the info I find and the cost of getting
these made of SS.

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Tantinet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 10:17   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
Re: Asahi St30/35 Winches

Is this it/them?
Automatically meshing sheet winch
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 13:52   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Montreal
Boat: Langevin - Triade 38
Posts: 13
Re: Asahi St30/35 Winches

Dear Gord May,

They look like what is described in this patent. I did find that on the web but it was not of much help as there are no dimensions.

I am still searching for what company bought them out so as to find parts. I need the needle bearings and can't find anything of that size in bearing shops.

Thanks for your input!

Jacques
__________________
Tantinet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2011, 18:15   #5
Marine Service Provider
 
Loco Gato's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Morro Bay,Ca.
Boat: other peoples
Posts: 131
Send a message via Skype™ to Loco Gato
Re: Asahi St30/35 Winches

Sorry for the delay,been getting ready for the Baja Ha Ha then over to San Blas to haul out.
The machine shop I went to could not make a replacement part that fit properly plus the metal was so thin it cracked just by dropping it on their table! Keep me posted as to your endeavors. Yesterday I just cleaned and re-packed the crap out of them, especially the 30 and the 35 that have broken tailers, so maybe they'll hold together for a bit longer. Figured if one goes completely south, I could just use the opposite one!
Good luck and keep me posted.
Lynn
__________________
Loco Gato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-09-2011, 11:32   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Montreal
Boat: Langevin - Triade 38
Posts: 13
Re: Asahi St30/35 Winches

Dear Lynn.

I took the broken part (but enough of it is there to take measurements) to the "doctor" and they are making drawings of it. They may be able to get these machined !! Won't be cheap, but cheaper than new winches for sure. I'll keep you posted, and will send you pictures of the final product. I could get some machined for you if they work out to be good! Mine are the ST30 model. Don't know if the 35 would share this component ?

I did not find a good replacement for the bearings yet. Seems to be unusual size. Might have to turn the drum or the post to fit an existing bearing with some insert in there. Hum, if my time is worth nothing then it is cheaper than getting new winches !

As they say : "Sailing is the art of slowly going nowhere, at great expenses"! Unfortunately, there are great expenses even while not going at all!

Jacques
__________________

__________________
Tantinet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
asa

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help - Disassembling Lewmar ST30 Self-Tailing, One-Speed Winch onestepcsy37 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 6 26-04-2010 09:21
Need new winches Roy M Multihull Sailboats 4 14-08-2007 18:40
Winches David McAlpine Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 28-07-2006 22:46
winches David McAlpine Meets & Greets 1 26-07-2006 22:46
Winches Alan Wheeler General Sailing Forum 5 25-06-2004 02:38



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.