Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 3535

Craig Briggs

Hi Kent,
I couldn't quite tell from your picture, but on mine (which looks the same but may be different) I've got two set screws (Allen screws) in the positions you circled. Perhaps you already removed them? Plus two screws on the bottom cap - after removing all you may (should?) be able to press out the drive shaft.
SN#68Sangaris in Elba

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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 3535

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Digest #3535



Re: Furler stuck

Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:40 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


I have removed my genoa furler for powder coating. I'm trying to get it apart for servicing and prep for painting, but I can't get the upper hand furling part off. I've read the recent posts on this subject. I've removed the three bolts but it won't budge. I took it to a machine shop and he tried after soaking in a penetrating solution without success, but was using a puller and didn't want to pull too hard. He hasn't tried an arbor press yet. There isn't supposed to be anything else holding it on, but there are two stainless? rivet-looking heads at the same level as the bolts, on opposite sides. One of them is directly behind the lift pin for disengaging the furler for use with a line. I've posted a pic in a new folder named Genoa Furler s/amelyachtowners/photos/photostream/lightbox/1064687384?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/1064687384 with a red circle around one of these. I'm wondering if this is a rivet of some kind, or something else that might be holding the line holder on? Does anyone know what these are?


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