Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Furling Motor Issue
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I am enjoying the recent chatter re the main furling motor.
I just pulled mine out as it was quite “tired”
Dissection revealed cancerous corrosion everywhere. Our is the vertical type which sits in the mast, and turns on the same axis as the furling foil. I had asked the former owners mechanic how to service the motor while we were in Martinique in April. His response “you don’t, it’s fine...”. During removal I noted an errant zip tie (of still unexplained importance or virtue) sitting atop the seal/gasket which seemed to have worn significantly the seal/gasket and permitted the egress of the elements.
The motor could not be resuscitated. A new one from our man Thierry arrives Wednesday.
So: my question: other than the habitual application of silicone grease to the seal and corrosion X inside, any other tips for prophylaxis on this vertically aligned motor?
I’d appreciate any thoughts!
Duane, I looked for your original treatise and could not find it if you could send I’d be obliged.
Many thanks to you all.
Ibis 54-152. Panama
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On Jan 14, 2019, at 2:56 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: