Winch is jammed with board up. Can't unload pennant. Can't find any info on winch structure or maintenance and need help to (safely) deal with a repair. Any help would be appreciated by each of my ten fingers!
Be careful. You've got stored energy in the pennant. Looks like the shaft snapped allowing the gear to cant. I'd start by attaching a bulldog clip to the pennant to limit further damage. Then I'd remove the winch by removing the mounting bolts. Then you'll have several inches of slack in the pennant and you may be able to remove the gear from the shaft.