Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure
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I'm wary of step 2. I'm afraid if I unscrew the tube, I won't get it back in correctly. It appears the only thing that prevents it from unscrewing during normal furling operation is the extra friction it requires to unscrew vs spin the inner shaft. That must mean it's on there really tightly. Also, I think the alignment of the locking pin vs the furler extrusion is probably set by their relative positions when you screw the tube in, and it would require trial and error to get that right.
They seem to last about 20 years with minimal maintenance (really just a fresh water rinse), which isn't a bad lifetime for such a mechanism.
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
St George's, Bermuda