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
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
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.