Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west
An advantage of this forum is you'll get the whole spectrum of experiences. I shipped a prior sailboat of mine from Michigan to New York. As an experiment I put a Styrofoam cup filled with water on the galley counter - it arrived with not a drop spilled.
You can disconnect the wires of the furling motors either below at the relays or at the motors (where you will likely have to cut a soldered joint, which you can easily redo or use clamp connectors). - if you disconnect at the motors it is a good time to inspect/replace the brushes and clean the commutators. It's not expensive to give it to a motor shop and they'll clean everything (which, I know, sounds unlike my usual DIY mentality, but sometimes it's worth a compromise ;-).
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris
---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :
Oops, I was so passionate about not trucking a boat, I forgot to answer the question. The sail motor wires will only disconnect from the solenoids in the forward head and need to be pulled up. Same is true for the furling on the headsail (accessed in a junction box inside the forward port deck locker). All other mast connections can be accessed in the panels at the base of each mast.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico
We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State.