Remove nut (22), bolt (23), cable clamp (24), and cable (10) from drum of winch assembly (21).
Cleaning compound solvent is used to clean parts and is potentially dangerous to
personnel. Extinguish all smoking materials and do not allow sparks or open
flame near the work area. Use skin and eye protection and work in a well-
Clean all parts removed in degreaser tank with cleaning compound solvent and wire brush as necessary. Remove
corrosion using wire brush and crocus cloth.
Inspect davit and davit base for corrosion, broken welds, cracks, evidence of warping, excessive dents, and peeling
of painted surfaces. Repair or replace defective davit.
Check winch assembly as follows:
a. Visually check that ratchet mechanism spring is not deformed or broken.
b. Check that ratchet mechanism lever is not worn, bent, or broken. Ensure ratchet mechanism locks when winch
drum is not being turned. Ensure excess paint and other foreign materials have been cleaned from ratchet gear
and spring. Check that winch drum rotates without binding or slipping when handcrank is turned. Replace winch
if improper operation is observed or any parts are defective.
c. Check pulley clamp and ensure pulley rotates freely.
d. Check winch cable for evidence of wear, fraying, separation, and other forms of deterioration. Replace cable or
anchor if defective.
Check hitch pin assemblies. Ensure linch pins are attached by lanyards and can be locked to secure hitch pins.
Pass end of cable (10) through front of winch assembly (21) over ratchet gearshaft and around winch drum. Stick
end of cable through hole on side of winch drum and secure cable to side of drum with cable clamp (24), screw
(23), and nut (22).
Position winch assembly (21) on davit assembly (6) bracket weldment and install three washers (20), lockwashers
(19), and screws (18).
Pass other end of winch cable (10) over pulley (17) and position pulley in pulley clamp (3). Install bolt (15) with
washer (16), lockwasher (14), and nut (13).