Contemplating servicing your winches this spring? Downloaded that parts diagram and horrified at how many small pieces there are . . . that you don’t want to lose?
Here’s a great tip from Tami Klassen. For winches on deck, cut a hole the size of the winch base in a box and then put the box around the winch before dissembling it. Any parts that slip out of your hands will still be in the box and you’ll have a convenient place to set things down without worrying about them going overboard.
For winches on the mast, tape a good sized box under the winch with the open side up.