Servicing Spinlock XA clutches?

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  1. egodsey

    egodsey

    Joined Dec 29, 2010
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    Hunter 25.5
    US Point Venture, TX
    Does anyone know how to disassemble the double-wide Spinlock xa clutches used for the halyards on the Hunter 25.5? Service kits that include new levers, cams, baseplates and side plates are available from Defender and Mauri Pro Sailing. But it is not clear to me how to disassemble the clutch itself. Does anyone have experience disasssembling double-wide Spinlock xa clutch?
    Spinlock_xa_IMG_1252.jpg
     


  2. Bill Roosa

    Bill Roosa

    Joined Jun 6, 2006
    6,983 posts, 146 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US Harrington Harbor North, MD
    No direct experance but I'm thinking the four screws in the side would be a good place to start.
    A word of caution, only disassemble one at a time. With all the Rube Goldburg mechanics in there you will most likly need a referance to get it back together. alternatly draw a picture for later referance.
     


  3. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,246 posts, 3,263 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    What is wrong with yours? Normally it is just the levers that break. If so, leave the screws alone. Take a small bolt, and tap it with a hammer to drive out the pin. 90% of all parts open to you now. Done it many times, a very quick job.
     


  4. Steve Dion

    Steve Dion

    Joined Dec 2, 1999
    15,184 posts, 14 likes
    Hunter Vision-36
    US Rio Vista, CA.
    email Spinlock. I will bet they can provide technical assistance. They may even have some drawings & instructions.
     


  5. Dan Johnson

    Dan Johnson

    Joined Oct 14, 2005
    2,191 posts, 1 likes
    1983 Hunter H34
    US North East, MD
    Spinlocks...

    The side you show has hex nut retainers molded in. The other side should have screw heads. Disassembly is to remove the side faces by taking out the cross-bolt screws. Do it carefully so springs and levers don't go swimming.
     


  6. Scott B

    Scott B Moderator

    Joined Sep 20, 2006
    2,604 posts, 166 likes
    Hunter 33
    CA Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada


  7. egodsey

    egodsey

    Joined Dec 29, 2010
    67 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 25.5
    US Point Venture, TX
    Scott,

    Thanks for the sheet on servicing Spinlock XA clutches ... very helpful.

    Regards,

    Ernest Godsey
     


  8. Dan Johnson

    Dan Johnson

    Joined Oct 14, 2005
    2,191 posts, 1 likes
    1983 Hunter H34
    US North East, MD
    Thanks, Scott...

    Added that PDF sheet to my reference file.
     


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