Table C-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for Anchor, Mooring, & Towing Equipment
Procedures Check For
Equipment Is Not
And Have Repaired Or
B D A D W
Adjusted as Necessary
Levelwind compound helix shaft and
c. Check oil level in gear motor reduction
box as follows:
If unit has been In storage, gear motor
reduction box may be full of oil and must
be drained to operating level prior to
Remove gearbox breather plug/oil
filler plug near top of gearbox.
Remove gear oil check plug near top
of gearbox end of unit. Oil should be
level with bottom of check hole.
If overfull from storage requirements
allow excess oil (about 3 qt.) to run
out of check hole into a container.
When oil stops flowing, replace plug.
Dispose of excess oil into bilge sys-
If oil level is lower than bottom of
check hole, add oil through breather
and oil filler plug on side of gearbox
until oil flows out of check hole. Use
nontoxic rust-inhibiting gear oil,
AGMA No. 7. Replace both plugs.
Check gearbox breather plug/oil filler
plug on side near top of gear motor
reduction box. Screw inner portion of
plug 'out' to uncover breather holes.
Make sure breather holes are not cov-
ered with paint.
d. Check oil level in gear case on outer side
of winch as follows:
Unscrew oil level plug just below cen-
ter line of gear case. Oil should be
level with bottom of hole.
Remove gear lube access plate above
oil level check hole.