The new winches are installed and ready for action. Testing was rigorous and thoroughly documented. First, Bob held the "working" end of a line and I winched it...passed with flying colors. Then, I repeated the test with me holding the "working" end and Camille winching it...again top notch results.
We then took one grainy picture to make the event official:
Crewmembers read this blog so I won't tell the story of the "extra" part when the port winch was installed the first time. Needless to say, lesson learned and the subsequent de-install and re-install and the starboard install all went swimmingly.