Re: [Amel] mast mainsail furler foil


amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

I think a call/email to Amel would be a wise move. Prior to major disassembly I would want to assure myself that there isn't an Amel design feature that is preventing the swivel from going all the way up the foil. Perhaps there is a set screw or bolt in the foil to recent it from going too high. Skype Amel or Joel and ask about any design issues.

There is non-SM Amel, I think a Kirk, in Jolly Harbor that has had the swivel seize on the main mast foil. I was talking with the technician who was seeing to the repairs, and on that model at least, they were planning on un-stepping the mast to get the foil out and render the appropriate repairs.

Just my thoughts,

Sincerely,

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
SM 2000 Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Richard03801 <richard03801@...> wrote:

Hi been on this site a long time and do not recall having to replace the foil. Why not wash it out with pressurized water. Then run the a rage up and down to clean it. If indeed it is scored get a dremel tool and polish it out.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 11, 2013, at 6:57, "wintherdeb" <wintherdeb@...> wrote:

We flushed it with WD40 and released the swivel so it comes down but the technicians think the foil is scarred. It looks like the swivel is ok but will give it a good flush and cleaning. We are wondering if anyone has had a similar problem. Does anyone know of a replacement foil available for what we believe to be a Nirvana foil? Will have the technician check with Amel in Hyeres but appreciate any suggestions.
Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre SM '93

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Richard03801 <richard03801@> wrote:

Hi what is blocking the track. If it is dirt and salt why not go up with a hose and wash it out?

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 11, 2013, at 4:26, "wintherdeb" <wintherdeb@> wrote:

Does anyone know if the mast needs to be dismantled in order to replace/repair the foil on the mainsail furler? We tried to hoist a new mainsail on our SM '93 and the swivel got stuck about 20cm from the top and wouldn't budge. Some guys went up to have a check and after freeing up the swivel (24hrs after spraying with WD40 and a bit of pounding with a rubber hammer did the trick)they think it is the foil. We probably need to have a crane take off the mast in order to get it repaired. Is there any other way (via the top?) this can be done? We are guessing the cause is wear and tear - it is the first time the mainsail has been changed, also perhaps salt and sand getting into the mast? We are debating whether to go through the process of a dismantle depending on time factor or putting old sail back on (up to point swivel got stuck - will have to get some of old sail shortened) to get through season and then have done next winter. Our main question is whether the mast has to be dismantled in order to fix the problem or if there is a simpler way?
Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre '93 SM



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