I think the linked article below BARIENT WINCH HACK would be of use to the
BARIENT WINCH HACKby Joe Rosenfeld
Many of us have Barient winches on our good old boats. If you’ve got them,
you may have noticed that they aren’t what they once were. My late 80’s
cruiser/racer has 8 of them.
Years ago, servicing the winches, I noticed that all of the cage bearings
(two per winch) needed to be replaced. The plastic containment cages were
intact, but many of the nylon/plastic rollers were either flattened or
split. At the time, replacement bearings were available at a fair price, so
I installed new bearings and went on my merry way.
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