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Tom Crank

Aaron, I am in the process of trying to disassemble an RC Plath manual windlass which as I understand it ABI cloned. With PB Blaster, heat and wedges I was able to remove the clutch head but similar efforts on the rope capstan are bending the flanged lip of the capstan. Were you able to remove your capstan? As you hammered the shaft through the windlass body did the key between the shaft and the direct drive gear press out the bearing as you pushed out the shaft or is there a way to remove the key before it contacts the bearing.

At this point my shaft is budging so it's getting another round of PB.

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