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Replacement Harken pawls and springs
Check below for the correct kit
Never grease pawls or springs
Lubricate with pawl oil
(not applicable to composite bearings)
Harken recommend an annual pre-season service as a minimum and a second mid-season maintenance check for any yacht based in sea water.
Harken advise frequent flushing with fresh water, driving out dirt and salt-water to preserve smooth operation.
BK4512 is the most popular kit on cruising yachts
BK4512 includes: 10 x pawls, 20 x springs
BK4515 includes: 10 x 17-4PH pawls, 20 x springs
BK4516 includes: 10 x 17-4PH pawls, 20 x springs
NB: Custom and racing winch service kits might not include all the pawls needed. Please enquire for detailed information
Maintenance is required immediately if:
Ratcheting seems sluggish or sticky: Pawls may have been greased instead of oiled. Clean any grease off and then oil the pawls.
Winch doesn’t turn freely: Refer to winch manual and clean, grease, and oil winch. Check for damaged springs, pawls, or bearings to make sure nothing else is wrong.
Winch can be turned in both directions: Problem with the pawls. May be stuck in grease or damaged.
Inspect Carefully for: