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  • Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

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    #198676

    There’s not enough drag on the dog plate to cause it to ride up the ramps
    to engage the flywheel. Can’t find any diagrams on the rewind or magneto.
    There was a small spring under the big nut when I took it apart. Didn’t
    look like it belonged. Tried other springs, rubber grommet, etc. to induce drag,
    to no avail. If a too long or spring with too much tension is used, it raise
    the dog plate up the ramps, without pulling on the rewind rope.
    Photos and a couple of short videos to show how it works.
    Ideas welcomed, and parts diagrams or photos of the guts of an actual
    working rewind would be cherished!
    Thanks.

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    dave-bernard

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    #198683

    in the video it looks like the sheave is not pivoting in the center.

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

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    #198717

    I think I have it fixed now.
    I noticed the bolt had been re-peened and had non-factory looking punch marks.
    I wasn’t sure if the plate was loose on the pin, or if someone had it apart before.
    I had to grind the end of the pin off to get it out of the plate. Once apart, I discovered
    there’s a copper clutch band that provides the needed friction on the dog plate.
    I made a new pin and the old one was too short to re-peen once I got it out.
    Then bent the clutch band tighter and reinstalled everything. I tested it out
    on the motor, and it seems okay so far.
    Took the rewind back off as I need to peed the pin tomorrow, and paint the rewind.
    I’ve never seen this type of rewind before.

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    bobw

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    #198723

    Nice detective work and fix.

    Bob

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    David Bartlett
    David Bartlett

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    #198802

    Great work Tom! My Flambeau recoil works fine, so I didn’t mess with it. Thanks for taking one for the team!

    Makes me wonder what would happen if Flambeau and Bendix had teamed up to make an outboard?

    David Bartlett
    Pine Tree Boating Club Chapter

    "I don't fully understand everything I know!"

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    #198809

    I’m holding off bolting the rewind on until I’ve test ran it in the barrel,
    as if I have to reset the high and low speed needles, it’s got to come
    off anyway. If this nice weather holds out, I may be testing some of
    this winter’s projects out soon! Was 50 degrees yesterday!

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