Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

eric freedman


I removed the shaft by placing a long steel bolt in the threaded hole in the
bottom of the shaft and driving it up with a heavy sledge hammer. A regular
hammer or mallet will not work. The shaft came loose and I sanded the rust
off of it and replaced it with a thick film of white lube.

Fair winds,


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu 376


[] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box packing up
completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works quite
well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you undo the
bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that attaches
directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down". Amel told
me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I would have to
remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller. It
appears that they are right! For your information it is the horizontal
spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel weren't
a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on mileage
gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I will be
using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195

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