Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences
John,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Sorry we missed you - have you headed south? We're in Ft Pierce for a bit.
The plastic caps/plugs are fine, although grease fittings always bathed in, er, grease, are not prime candidates for corrosion :-)
Cheers, Craig SN68
---In amelyachtowners@..., <john.biohead@...> wrote :
We saw your boat at Oriental NC, but couldn't find you before we left.
I too was surprised that the cooling fins did not interfere with the mast. I was prepared to grind them off, which isn't too big of a job as it is aluminium and easy to take off metal.
I agree with you on the zirc fittings, if my original gears had fittings they would still be on the boat. Bill R, cautioned to replace fittings with plastic caps when not greasing to prevent galvanic corrosion.
SV Annie. SM 37.