Harken Radial winches

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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:49 pm

I recently purchased an 1995 boat. The Harken primary winches 32 are very sticky. I'm probably going to replace them. The current Harken product is the radail 35.2 which seems to be in violation of class rules as it has more power than the 32.2. Am I correct? J/24 class allows the upgrade, but I don't see any discussion of this in the J/80 class. Any advice would be appreciated.

[Posted by: Matt Hurlimann

Postby kcpilotpat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:35 pm

Did you consider cleaning and relubing the winches. It's not hard.
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Postby Guest » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:42 am

Agreed, Pat, it's not hard and it has been done several times, by me and a professional rigger. I'm being told the pawl sockets are the likely trouble, but also the rachet heads are well worn. Options are new drums, winches or if you have another suggestion....

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