Re: Lewmar ST 40 winches on an SM

ianjenkins1946 <>

Thanks, Arno,

Penetrating oil and brute force   now have the spindles turning. I'll keep up that application until  they are free.


From: <> on behalf of Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...>
Sent: 12 June 2021 19:30
To: <>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar ST 40 winches on an SM

Yes the central spindle does pull out from the top. It can be stubborn at times but it should come out once you have removed the two or three inserts that sit at the top of the tower where the spindle sinks into.
You may need to use some penetrating oil to free them up a bit more.


Arno Luijten
SV Luna,

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