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Repairs and spares!! 3Mon 27 Apr 2009 13:58:47
Crumble Crumble Mon 20 Apr 2009 15:49:30 We are continuing successfully with getting our new Manta into a seaworthy condition. We still, though, have some difficulties that someone may have previous experience of. Can anyone help with the following:- We need to remove the pushpit but the nuts are glassed over. If I stand on my head in the cockpit locker I can see it but can't get my arms in...using just one arm and touch I can't clear the nut? Also what size is the nut? I am also trying to source a pawl spring for the winch? Any help would be very gratefully received. Crumble


diwil diwil Wed 22 Apr 2009 08:42:02 Hello Crumble

We have no experience with the pushpit but we replaced the Pawl Spring our self.

Take the Pawl spring of a ?clothes peg? and bend it with two pliers.
The whole thing is probably too thick (that was the case with us)
Just make the spring flat and thin with a grinder
Place the spring in the winch and it will work

Some pictures of the ?clotes peg? we have used:

This weekend I will take a picture of de Winch and the Pawl Spring
If I do not forget? of course hi


Mark Mark Fri 24 Apr 2009 13:08:17 There is a photo of the winch in the old message board
Crumble Crumble Mon 27 Apr 2009 13:58:47 Pawl spring now replaced (what an ingenious solution...must try thinking more laterally). Also I have removed the centre plate and now cutting a new one. Still not removed the pushpit stanchion but this is more to do with weather rather than failure. Many thanks to Mark and Diwil.

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