I also did this job on my SM140. I got 2 new gear boxes from Amel
which on the second lot of postage were the correct ones. Like Udo
getting the shaft out was rather tricky. I replaced both the outhaul
and the mainsail furler gear boxes. The out haul one had packed up
completely, and I changed the furler one "on spec". As I removed it
it fell to bits due to corrosion! I too am now looking for new sails.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Udo" <udo@...> wrote:
gear box assembly from Amel (approx. Euro 1,500). It would havebeen a
nice easy swap out, except the shaft would not come out of the oldgear
box. We had to press it out in the shop. After that it was prettyI am
currently looking into rebuilding it to keep as a spare. I also hadsheave
on top of the shaft, since the old one looked pretty worn and thenow I
am thinking of getting a new mainsail because the old one looks badgearbox.
The bearings also don't sound right. Has anyone replaced orrebuilt the
gearbox? Were you able to purchased parts or entire gearbox fromthe