Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences
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As I noted, you do have to grind the fins on the SN, Sounds like the SM mast section is a bit bigger.
And, Ian, I had to remove the boom and use a hydraulic bench press to remove the shaft from the line tender. Since it has a woodruff key I did sand it down a fraction when I reinstalled it so next time should be easier. Also, you'll want a proper drill press with long bits to drill the holes. Also, since you'll be opening the unit the factory gear oil will seep out - suggest using grease on reassembly and add Zerk fittings for periodic maintenance. I never had much luck with the paint lasting very long, but your technique sounds good, Wonder if a 2-part like Awlgrip might be more durable. I had though of having it powder coated but didn't want to remove the rubber plug and seals.
Good luck with it,
---In amelyachtowners@..., <john.biohead@...> wrote :
I replaced both outhaul and mainsail furler bonfig gearboxes and did not have to grind down either one. Both were bolt on replacement.
SV Annie SM 37