Nice to find parts to repair 26 year old Spinlock line clutch

Posted By on May 21, 2012

spinlock clutch

It’s not that the plastic cam actuating handles were cheap … considering the shipping, but being able to repair a 26 year old $260  line clutch to match the other three is a good feeling. I really needed just one handle, but I replaced both so as to keep the old “good” cam handle as a spare part (actually I have another unused broken one on the port side of the companionway hatch). The difficult part about making this repair is that due to locating the two sets of 2 clutches next together, and the fact 3M 5200 was used to cement them to the deck, is that I’m unable to repair them while in place on the boat. Getting this thing off in one piece was a challenge.


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