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Tom Crank

I just spoke with Ron Sears the owner of RC Plath. He was very helpful. He thinks the rope capstan may be stuck on the shaft due to a small burr caused by the installation of the set screw. He did confirm that the shaft will only exit in the direction of the drive gear and that the key between the shaft and the gear will push out the bearing as the shaft exits the housing.

He also indicated that they are downsizing their metals business and are going to focus only on windlass manufacturing due to the void created by ABI's exit. He has a full parts inventory and it is probable but not confirmed that the parts from the manual Plath windlass will work with the ABI windlass as well.

I have to check on shipping cost but I am leaning towards sending them my windlass for service.

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