I took my winches off and cleaned them up. These are just some photos for anyone wanting to do the same and wanting to know what they are getting into before they start. They are really simple and easy to clean up. Took a couple of hours tops including putting them back on. You can do this without taking the winches off the boat. The top part is held on with an allen screw you can access through the top of the winch. Nothing will fly apart but take careful note of the small springs, they go back on in a certain direction.