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Yacht Maintenance - Part 5: Winches & Deck Fittings

Getting your boat shipshape for the new boating season

Disassembling and cleaning the winches

Yacht Maintenance Winches & deck fittings - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

A loaded winch

Foto: anchor winch

Anchor winch on deck

Foto: disassembled winch

For disassembling a winch...

Yacht Maintenance Winches & deck fittings - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

...you need proper tools...

Foto: disassembled winch

...and suitable grease.

Deck Fittings & Guardrail

Foto: anchor winch

Regularly check the anchor winch,...

Foto: windlass

...especially if mounted in the bow locker.

Yacht Maintenance Winches & deck fittings - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Also carefully check all splints.

Foto: guardrail & turnbuckles

And your guardrail...

Foto: guardrail

...is well worth a thorough examination.

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Blocks, Pulleys & Clamps

Yacht Maintenance Winches & deck fittings - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Are all blocks running freely?

Foto: Wear and tear on a pulley

Are any pulleys worn off?

Halyard clamps - Foto: © TCCC / A. Wasem

Are the halyard clamps in good working order?

Ausrüstung - Foto: © Messe Düsseldorf / C. Tillmann

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