Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electric motor mailsail boom

Shann, Mark V <shannmv@...>


I have had a Maramu in Egypt for the last year. Despite tough stories
about Suez Canal crossing, the Red Sea / Gulf of Suez is a very good
place to spend the winter, which in fact is the best time to sail there.
October to April F3 to 6 in general, May to Sept blows much harder F6 to
F8 much of the time.

Good marinas are El Gouna, best place to be, with very nice offshore
islands to visit (northern end of Red Sea, Huragarda), also Wadi Dom,
about 30 Nm south of Suez is quiet and a safe location.

Maramu passage of the Suez Canal about 400 US one way, but marina prices
way below Med. once you are here.

Some agents are good, others not so, contact me if you need more

All the best, Mark Shann
Maramu "Synnefoula"

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of georges pellegrini
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electric motor mailsail boom

I can help you at least for your first question:
What you describe here is very typical of the carbon brushes being worn
out. Remove the protection boot, remove all carbon dust in the
collector area, change the carbon brushes (Amel sells them for cheap),
reinstall the boot with silicon seal and clamp.
This is a 15 mn job and will solve your problem.
Georges Pellegrini, "Greenlight" SA 132

On Jul 16, 2005, at 4:46 AM, ivarmylde wrote:

Two times I had problems with electric furling on the mainsail. The
electric motor on the boom did not move when I should furl in the
sail. After I used a hammer with light taps on the motor house it
worked OK.
When the motor fail like this - does it hve to be serviced or have
anybody a good solution to the problem.
My SM # 53 is now on land in North Italy. Do anybody hve a good
suggestion for winter in the sea in Southern Italy, Sicilia or Tunis.
Hve heared marinas in Tunis pretty fully booked.

Brgds Ivar Mylde
" Silfrania "

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