Quality ~ Integrity ~ Onsite Service  The Lewmar Winch Is The Easiest Winch To Service In The World! CLICK ARROWS TO ENLARGE TO FULL SIZE Like all winches, Lewmar winches need to be serviced regularly and with Lewmar, it couldn't be easier. Frequency of servicing  1.  Two or three times during the active sailing season depending on use.  Servicing consists of stripping the winch, cleaning and re-lubricating. 2. At the end of each sailing season and/or before starting the new season. External cleaning of the drum Chromed winches - wash drum regularly with fresh water and dry with a cloth. Non-abrasive liquid chrome cleaner can be used occasionally to remove dirt spots. Alloy winches - wash drum regularly with fresh water and dry with a cloth.  DO NOT use polishes or abrasives. Stainless Steel winches - wash drum regularly with fresh water and dry with a cloth.  Non- abrasive liquid chrome cleaner can be used occasionally to remove dirt spots. Servicing Winches All components should be removed and cleaned in a paraffin bath during the course of servicing.  If you do not have access to a paraffin bath, use an old plastic container with an old toothbrush.  Even a cotton cloth soaked in paraffin or white spirit will suffice. Caution Some Lewmar winches contain plastic components which may be damaged by inappropriate cleaning agents.  Always check the manufacturers directions before using any cleaning agents. Greasing Never use grease to lubricate the pawls, as this can lead to pawls sticking in their pockets and disabling the winch.  Instead, lubricate with a light engine oil. Use only a light smear of winch grease when lubricating ratchet tracks, gear teeth and bearings.  Otherwise excess grease will be force out an collect in potentially dangerous areas, such as pawl pockets. Assembly Winches must be re-assembled in the reverse order of dismantling.  After re-assembly, immediately check the winch functions correctly. Ratchet Gears - Pawl Engagement When assembling ratchet gears, check pawl engagement as shown below.  Incorrect assembly will lead to back winding of the winch. Click to Enlarge   Phone 978-287-0060 © All Rights Reserved 2012 North East Rigging Systems LLC 277 Baker Avenue Concord, MA 01742  Phone 978-287-0060                            Web Design Stott Marketing Group Quality ~ Integrity ~ Onsite Service    Phone 978-287-0060      North East Rigging Systems LLC