I bought a RVO3 Winch in the trade forum, supposedly new. it would not cast worth a darn, removed the bearings and cleaned. I got a lot of fine metal out of bearings, lightly oiled and tried them again, still bad. I replaced with Boca bearings, now really works well. I have four other RVO's with no issues.
Has anyone had bad bearings out of the box?
If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life,
there'd be a shortage of fishing poles