Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Head furling maintanence

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


Sand as much as you can off of the casing, then prime it with metal primer before using a top coat of epoxy paint. You should probably paint the gray color part at the same time. I have seen the gasket applied with some Silicone RTV (RTV Silicone (room temperature vulcanization silicone) is a type of silicone rubber made from a two-component system (base plus curative; A+B) available in a hardness range of very soft to medium). I would use a thin coat of Silicone RTV...not glue.

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On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 9:18 AM, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have dismantle the casing over the headsail furler motor, everything looked to my amatör eyes rather ok

some carbon dust that I vacuumed away.

Now to my questions:

The carbons protruded about 8 mm above its slot, assume that should be rather ok, no need to change?

The casing was sealed with only a rubber gasket, it looks as it has been some glue on one of the sides, as it is one of the most exposed positions on the boat I would like to know that I do what I can not to have any water to ingress into the casing, Shall I use the same gasket? add some special glue or ......

When dismantled, is there any other thing I can do to service the furling engine/Gear?

The case it rather corroded and most of the paint is gone, I though of put on some epoxi pant any advice?



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