Outhaul shaft removal
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I would start by removing the screw in the L shaped part if the outhaul pin of the Anderson winch.
I would then buy a long grade 10 cap screw probably 3-4 inches.
Remove the bolt and washers from the bottom of the shaft . Then screw in the cap screw about an inch . Then try pounding on the head of the bolt with a hand held sledge hammer. We call it a lump hammer.
In my case it didn’t work,
The key was just rusted in place.
I removed the boom turned it upside down on some 4x4 dunnage on the deck
I loaded the shaft down with PB blaster and let it sit for a few days. I then went to town on it with a full size sledge hammer.
Not exactly a surgery. It is important to hit the bolt squarely tapping strongly only raising the hammer 3 or 4 inches. Finesse with a sledge hammer..
You don’t want to break off the bolt., or do damage to the gearbox.
Once it moves a few thousands of an inch it will come out easily.
I sanded the rust off the shaft with a dremel tool and used the side of a dremel cut off blade to remove a few thousands of an inch.
off of the 3 sides of the key. I now use a liberal amount of never-seez on the shaft every 6 months. A 5 minute job.
I keep the cap screw taped to the can of Never-Seez –convenient place to keep it.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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