Installation 1. DISMANTLING To access the fixing holes on the base of the winch, it is necessary to take off the drum. SELF-TAILING MODELS W40-44-48-52-60-65-66-70 (Fig. 3) Take off the circlip (A), (Note which way up it is removed) and the stainless steel cap (B), then unscrew the two screws (C) and take off the plastic cap (D). Pull out the 2 large bronze half-rings (E), and take off the drum with the ST disks and ST drum. SELF-TAILING MODELS W16 and W30 (Fig. 4) Take off the circlip (A) to remove the drum and ST arm. NON SELF-TAILING MODELS (Fig. 5) Take off the circlip (A) to remove the drum. 2. BASE INSTALLATION On two speed models the output gear has to be positioned to the load pull direction as shown on fig. 6, then mark the position of the holes on the deck, take off the winch-base and drill the holes. 3. BASE FASTENING Put sealant on the screw holes between the deck and the winch-base to avoid the water ingress. Sealant should not obstruct the drain holes on the bottom of the winch base. Winch tightening bolts, use countersunk head screws (Fig. 7). Only for models W65-66-70 use socket cap screws (Fig. 8). The size and the number of bolt is written in the table. 4. REFIT THE DRUM Reverse the “Dismantling” process. 5. ALIGNING THE SELF-TAILING ARM (Fig. 9) After removing the 2 bronze half rings (E), unscrew the screw (F) from the stripper (G) and take off the ST arm, which can be repositioned in many different positions to obtain the proper line exit SPRING-LOADED SELF-TAILING The new self-tailing winches with spring-loaded disks adapt automatically to even the thinnest lines. This system is used on all Antal winches. For each winch model, it is necessary to spec line sizes from the table. In Use It is recommended that the line being used should have at least three turns around the drum, otherwise excessive load on the self-tailing plates could cause the line to slip. On the self-tailing models place at least 3 turns of rope on to the drum then to the ST arm and between the spring loaded ST disks. To operate the winch put the handle into the main shaft and turn clockwise or counterclockwise according to the different models. W6 - W7 - W8 - W9 Clockwise: 1 speed - Counterclockwise: neutral W16 - W30 - W42 - W47 Clockwise: high speed - Counterclockwise: low speed W44 - W48 - W52 - W60 Clockwise: low speed - Counterclockwise: high speed SELF TAILING : W16 - W30 Clockwise: neutral - Counterclockwise: 1 speed SELF TAILING : W16.2 - W30.2 Clockwise: high speed - Counterclockwise: low speed SELF TAILING : W40 -W44 -W48 -W52 -W60 -W65 -W66 -W70 Clockwise: low speed - Counterclockwise: high speed Maintenance OLD GREASE REMOVING After taking the winch apart, remove of the old grease using a solvent like diesel fuel. Use of a brush and dry cloth is recommended. LUBRICATION (Fig. 10) When greasing a winch, apply using a brush on all moving parts including pawls, gears, spindles, shaft bearing washers, etc. Regular cleaning of the winch will improve it's performance and longevity. For winch and gear lubrication, use Type 400 (green) with Teflon. PAWLS - GEAR MOUNTING (Fig. 11) When reassembling the gears, check the correct coupling with the pawls. PROTECTION Grease will protect aluminum from corrosion (where contact with dissimilar metals occurs). It is useful to use some grease especially on stainless steel screws, threads, and stainless washers. Vaseline oil can be used to protect the drum. Put the oil on the drum, outside and inside. Wait 24 to 48 hours, then clean and dry with a soft cloth. FREQUENCY Under normal use, it will be sufficient to break down the winches twice a year, once in the beginning and once at the end of the season.