Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure
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When we opened our failed gearbox assembly...the bevel gears were really worn down. Any metal dust from gear grinding would contribute to seizing the horizontal bushing (that got stuck for us). I'd recommend ensuring that you are head to wind when you furl, as much as you can, to decrease loads on the gear teeth.
Maybe also ensure that the seal between the foil attachment and the upper part of the gearbox is intact and that water ingress is prevented. Our old seal was completely shot.
kelly + ryan
On Sun, Nov 4, 2018, 10:51 Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: