On 04 March 2018 at 01:59 "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Duane, I had decided to leave the old race in, but I just used a torch on it , maybe I will put it in the oven. It seems the race would expand as well as the casing for 0 net effect. However the aluminum would expand faster as it conducts heat better than steel.
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 5:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Furler
I did heat it in an oven, and it then came out very easily. I pried / scraped somewhat gently from the hole in the body for the winch socket and it took very little to get it out. It needs to be as hot as your oven will go though.