Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main furler gearbox
Duane, Its amazing that it would not turn while in a vice, however I could only tighten to a point for fear of cracking it. I am going into town this morning and will pick up some blaster and give it a good soak , then wack it some more with a rubber mallet.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 4:02 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main furler gearbox
I was able to get it out by tapping around the exterior of the black winch socket with a rubber mallet (you may have to tap pretty agressively). The idea being to "tip" it progressively. It took a while. If it seems really stuck try some PB Blaster to dissolve any corrosion.
I'm surprised you couldn't twist the black piece when you had it in a vice. Did you try a pipe wrench, or a strap wrench? You might try a combination of PB Blaster the night before, then tapping to break it free of some of the corrosion and twisting with a strap wrench.