This is a great time to think about servicing your winches to have them ready for spring when your mind might be thinking of painting, waxing, the bottom of the boat and other commissioning items. IT’s a great idea to think of winch service as a fall project and this video helps you with all the various moving parts and pieces – all of which require attention and inspection and many of which will want to be greased.
Skip takes you aboard his Swan 42 and shows you one way to deal with winches if you are not interested in removing the winch from it’s seat. We recommend removing the winch whenever possible and bringing it to your workbench or a stable area where parts and pieces can’t get lost. It will also save your deck from lots of messy grease and staining that no one wants to deal with.