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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Thanks, guys.

Tom, you are correct in that I personally have a red Nats winch that I bought from the sale of the old stuff and my club has a few of those as well.

The one I have was sold as is, it wasn't ever guaranteed to work. I have taken it apart and tried to use it to learn some things. I run it and it works but it is not even close to being contest quality. I would like to improve it and it does spark sometimes. It has bushings.

My club has a few of those red winches and a few other types some of which seem to work better than others. I was curious on tips and techniques for maintenance and evaluation of them to try to get all of the winches performing at top level. They are all used and purchased from other groups and individuals. For our club winches, the winches that don't have real balls adding real balls might be a good hop up. At the contest this past weekend we used 3 of my club's winches and 2 from LOFT and I did notice the LOFT winches were very strong (and had real balls).

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