Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Jib car removal

Stephen Davis

Thanks for the info Pat. I do know there were 2 lengths of jib cars, but also don’t know when Amel switched to the slightly longer ones. I suspect it was after both of our boats were built. I had no idea on how I would ever get the cars off until I saw Gary Silver’s brilliant idea of cutting the track. Good luck on your project. 

Aloha SM 72

On Apr 28, 2018, at 12:33, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Steve, I got this from Gary it is , G30-40A PVC inserts 160mm long $12 each . My boat is a little younger than yours , I assumed my cars are the same as Gary's although I ordered without confirming this. I forget the hull # on Gary's boat.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Jib car removal

Hi Pat,

I''m about to tackle the same job on my jib cars, and wondered if you had the part numbers of the bearings you purchased from Euro Marine.


Steve D.
Aloha SM 72

On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 1:02 AM Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Gary, Thanks for getting back on that , I ordered the bearings from Euro Marine , they are now about $24 for a pair , still cheap in boat dollars.
Pat SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: amelliahona <no_reply@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 28, 2018 2:20 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Jib car removal

Hi Pat  I had the same thought as you, i.e. remove only one side.  Didn’t work, the “grip” of the car is so close tolerance that it can’t be rotated enough to slide off laterally from the remaining side of the “T”.  I incrementally whittled away at the sides of the “T” and found that only about 1/32 to 1/16th inch of the “T” top could be left in place on each side of the vertical web portion of the track.  

Don’t forget to protect the gel coat & metal parts from slips of the grinder.  I used an angle grinder for bulk work & Dremmel tool cut off wheels & grinding bits for closer tolerance work, finishing off with hand files. 

All the best,
Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
 AMEL SM 2000 # 335

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