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jaymoussy posted 06-04-2015 04:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for jaymoussy   Send Email to jaymoussy  
My recently acquired Montauk--Yeah!--is on the stock Karavan trailer c.2006. The winch release lever on the trailer appears to not disengages the cog. The lever goes all the way to down position without any action, other than messing up the little spring under it.

Am I missing something? Is there a way to fix?

I sprayed some Kroil on the cog area, just in case it is just a frozen part. The previous owner kept the boat on dock and this trailer did not see much action, other than rust on bunk brackets.

jaymoussy posted 06-04-2015 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaymoussy  Send Email to jaymoussy     
Solved: Kroil did the job of freeing whatever was frozen. I may still replace the [winch] down the road. Manual winch brands and models suggestions welcome.
jimh posted 06-05-2015 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For a smaller boat the winch probably can be a single-speed winch. I have used DUTTON-LAINSON winches. See the six pages of various models, beginning at

http://www.dutton-lainson.com/products.php?cat=17

contender posted 06-07-2015 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Best winches I have found are Shellby, Made in the USA and parts are easy to get (I think they are in the midwast) Strong and they make different sizes (up to 4000lbs I think). Punch it in on the computer, do not have their number right off hand....good luck

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