Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Transmission problem,


That is the propeller shaft brake. When the engine is running, transmission oil pressure opens and releases the brake pads from the disk.

With the engine off, the brake pads close against the disk and stop the prop shaft from turning. 

CW Bill Rouse
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On Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 06:06 arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

You see the cylinder in center of picture which is fastened with black straps. The thumlike thing on top seemed like stopped working in and out. But after sailing for 6 hours we started the motor and all was normal. What job Does the cylinder do?

Thanks for answering
Arthur. Sundqvist

Vista. SM 435

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