Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head-sail Swivel Ball Bearing Replacement
thanks for the advice. You have given me the courage to remove the fore-stay now. Just one major snag at the moment. After removing the locking tongue to see if I could get a local shop to copy it I raised the genoa with the tongue missing, not realizing that the tongue holds the plastic inner sleeve in place. The sleeve moved downwards and jammed the swivel in the genoa up position so the genoa would not come down. I released the sail by undoing the head attachment cord from the bosuns chair and tomorrows plan is to put a hose clamp around the plastic sleeve where it has moved out of the bottom of the swivel, spray lots of WD40 in at the top and then tension the genoa halyard in the hope that the swivel will pull off the sleeve and free itself. If not, I will have to lower the entire fore-stay to the ground and see if I can use a hammer and a wooden block to drive the swivel back down over the sleeve!
How we learn from our mistakes!
Ian SM2K 414 Crusader Cyprus
On 26/11/2018 10:00, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] wrote: