There are no videos on disassembly of Barient 17/27 winches


Member III
Like those on my E35. Guess I will tackle this cleanup/lube job by trial and patience. I have no idea if they have ever been disassembled. Lots of videos on other designations however.

Christian Williams

E381 - Los Angeles
Blogs Author
There are exploded views and servicing instructions for most winches on line, although I never could find one that showed my particular Barient 27s. But if yours says "27" on top but looks nothing like advertised inside, no worries. Although daunting at first, if you can take a winch apart you can put it back together, and if I can, anybody can. Try not to let the 30-year-old races come apart.

I don't think you'll have a problem figuring it out.


Sustaining Member
I usually tape up a strip of painting paper between the deck and the lifeline to catch any small parts that get loose and bounce off the deck. I have full confidence in my abilities as a klutz! I clean every piece in parts cleaner or paint thinner (not water based) then coat everything with winch grease.

Always have had great results. If you haven't done this before, you might want to take a picture after the drum is removed of all the parts. It could make reassembly easier.


Member III
Thanks fellas....going to have at it this weekend. Slow and easy does it plus pictures as suggested and a "parts catcher".

Geoff W.

Makes Up For It With Enthusiasm
Barients are pretty sturdy and easy to take apart, with less possibility for parts flying everywhere. Still good to be careful.

I did both of my winches "self-taught" just keeping track of what part came off of what... it's not so hard. Agree with Bob above re: taking a picture of it with the drum off before you start disassembling.


Member III
For a "parts catcher" I have used the cardboard tray that a case of beer comes it ( for some reason there always seems to be one about). Just cut a hole in it the same size as your winch , drop it on the winch and dissamble.


Member II
Currently having all 7 winches in separate boxes in the basement, I will say you they can be reassembled only one way.
with that said allot of pictures were taken just in case.
Currently the boat is in lock down like our state, so they will be there for a while