Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain Counter Sensor

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>

Ian, before you replace the counter check the distance between the chain and the tip of the sensor. it should be about 1/2" 12 mm. Set the new one the same. to get out the old one; take off the tail section of the windlass, not the wire colors, the old sensor is held in the housing by friction and perhaps some sealer/glue, take an ice pic and pry it out don't be rough with it as you'll put the housing off the case. It is not a hard job.
best of luck.
Richard on SM 209

--- On Thu, 11/13/08, Ian Shepherd <> wrote:

From: Ian Shepherd <>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain Counter Sensor
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 6:17 PM
I have bought a replacement chain counter sensor from Pochon
for my Super Maramu. It is the orange cylindrical type that
fits into a black round housing on the port side of the
Lofrans Tigres windlass. Olivier Beaute tells me that it is
easy to replace as the orange insert simply pushes out of
the back housing. However how this is achieved is not
immediately obvious. Can this be done by leaving the housing
in place and removing the rope side of the windlass? Does
anything have to be undone first and how do you actually
push the sensor out?

Any tips would be appreciated. I hope that the new sensor
cures the long standing problem!

Ian Shepherd SM 414 'Crusader'

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