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View the latest post Attachment(s) Winch dismantling problem

So I finally got to the winch. It turns both ways so the motor and the gearbox are ok. What is not ok is that I could not lock the clutch, so the chain cannot be pulled by any force. I can turn the handle but as soon as it should clamp, it turns through that resistance and this goes on as much as you like.

The unit has been sitting there for years without any maintenance so I expected the removal of the top nut with the winch handle as my biggest challenge.

Had it soak in WD40 for a day or two and with a lot of force, it did come off to my surprise.

Then took each item from the top and ended up with this:


back to the drawing:


number 277 looks like it should simply slide up the shaft and out of the way. Then some clips and the shaft plus motor should drop into the chain locker. Or so I thought.

I'm now stuck with a stuck clutch cone. And the strange thing is is that it does turn freely, it just does not move up or down.



My questions:

- should it come off upward now or am I missing something?
I tried rather excessive force (crowbar style) but it keeps turning nicely while not moving up at all.

- how is this supposed to work? Is part 276 pushed against this clutch by turning the top nut with the handle?
Would it work to do something with that so it will connect 276 and 277 forever? Like adding some shims under the top nut?
I only (want to) use it to pull up the anchor chain, no need for that clutch. I don't use it as a rope-winch so I can do without that.
As the motor runs I can do this and leave it as is: no taking apart for cleaning and such.

I can't take the whole thing out without removing that clutch. So if there is no trick: I either have to put it back together and fixate the clutch to the gypsy (is that 276?) and let it function like that.

Or I have to cut the clutch to pieces and replace the whole thing. Which would financially not be worth it when looking at how it will be used and because the motor still works. If it takes a chain up, it is enough. No need to pull the boat along or use the rope part and so on.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Volvo Penta 740 Big Block - noise and a knock

I have a 1990 Santego 2767. The motor is a Volvo Penta 740 Big Block (pic attached).
Anyway, we were having fuel issues for a month or so (stalling, etc.) and so after changing the fuel filter a couple of times, we decided to drain the tanks of dirty gas with black bits floating around, and fill them with fresh fuel.
With our new, clean gas, the boat was running better than ever. A lot less smoke, quiet (smoother), etc. Then, last week we went out and it was again going great, when suddenly it got loud (like a muffler blowing off on a car). It might have lost a little power (hard to tell) and I think I can hear a bit of a knock.
I thought a hole might have developed in the exhaust somewhere, but I can’t see it.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!

volvo penta 740.jpeg

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View the latest post 3607 Wiring diagram

Does anyone know how I can get a 3607 Aft Cabin wiring diagram? mine is a 1983 but I understand it is the same through 1987.

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View the latest post 2 Brand New Unused Carver C52 Propellers for Sale

We have 2 Brand New Unused propellers that we purchased for a Carver C52. The propellers are Acme 29 x 35 x 2.25 cupped nibral quads. Part numbers are 2944 and 2945. Paid $7,150 new for each. For sale for best offer. Buyer is responsible for arranging and paying for shipping in addition to the amount offered, which is just the amount to purchase the propellers. Please message me to make an offer. The propellers are located in Naples, FL. Happy Boating!

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver C37 Seadek install

Our C37 just got finished with Seadek install

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View the latest post New carver owner 456 - 2000

New owner of 2000 456 carver located on georgian bay , Ontario canada.

Appreciate the opportunity to learn from this site.


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View the latest post Attachment(s) No air blowing from vent above galley table

Hello all,

2004 360 SS HVAC has no problems heating or cooling, but the vent on the ceiling above the dining table doesn’t blow any air out of it. All of the other ones do. Well maybe that’s good so food doesn’t get cold too fast?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1985 Carver Voyager 28 Deck escape hatch replacement

Wondering if anyone knows of an exact replacement for this hatch. It leaks badly and dogs are broken off. It appears to be plastic. Hole opening is approx 19 7/16” x 19 7/16. It has 2 cross bars under the lexan. 1 running fore and aft and the other running port and stbd. Thanks

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View the latest post EC200 Control bugs

Good afternoon all. I have been posting about my Cummins QSM11 engines not reaching full RPM. Specifically on the starboard side. I have had Cummins techs replace the starboard ECM and verified the engines are in good shape. This weekend I had a very strange incident. While starting the engines, after pressing the button on the throttle control, I tried to start the port engine first. When I turned the port key, the starboard engine started then the port started when I turned the starboard key. The port engine has not been wanting to start and I have been holding the button down while I turn the key to get it started.

Just two new symptoms to add to the lack of RPM on starboard side. Any ideas? I will be looking into switching the connections

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View the latest post New marine toilet advice

Looking to put in a new toilet

we don't use it much as there are restroom on 30 yards from our slip

Any advice...heres what we have been looking at...both electric with a macerator




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