I have a late 1975 sailboat with Lewmar
#8 winches. From my research
started making the #8 sometime in 1975. I need to service
the winches, and have only been able to partially dismantle them. The information I have been able to locate is for the winches with the stainless steel
top plate that goes on just before the clip ring is reinstalled. My winches do not have the stainless top ring. The drum is directly attached via the snap ring. Anyway, I can remove the drum easy enough. Once the drum is off, there is a phenolic disk that is on top of the drum bearings. To remove the spindle, I need to remove the drum bearing, and the phenolic disk. The phenolic disk will not come off. It appears to be in a groove of some sort. I do not want to break the phenolic disk getting it off. Do any of you know how to get this disk off so I can complete the disassembly of these winches?