- [Amel Yacht Owners] Head sail furling
Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Head sail furling
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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One more guess...
Maybe the worm gear inside the furler mechanism is somehow binding. I would guess that if this happened the motor would shear. Possibly a bearing or bushing has caused the gears to get out of alignment and they occasionally bind.
I think after you check the obvious, this is next on your list.
On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
I am guessing that it could be a lot of things, but, I will give you some guesses to eliminate because I have not experienced this. I imagine you have already eliminated these, but since you did not say, here you are:
- That motor is very strong. Is it possible that the swivel is binding? Maybe the external halyard is jamming something at the top, or some other cause of binding.
- Is there an alignment or tension issue? I believe that not enough tension on the Genoa Halyard will cause the foil to whip around as furling and unfurling happens.
I wish you well as you explore the reason.
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