Re: SM main furler motor

Mark Erdos



A few years ago, I burned out the furling motor. I ordered a new one from Amel and keep the old one to repair one day. I just had it repaired in Colombia at an electric motor shop (US$60 – Gotta love Colombia). Here are the pictures of the original. Perhaps this will help.


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With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama


From: [] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM main furler motor


Thx Bill. I have done so, just awaiting response. I know the gearbox model/specs and have ordered it from the distributor in the US. Last time I communicated with Maude they did not have any stock. I'm really looking for the RPM and HP/KW and can match to the using dimensions I have from the Bonfiglioli catalog. I think it must be a fairly standard electric motor otherwise it would likely be sold together with the gearbox. But maybe I am wrong about this. 

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 


Exumas, Bahamas

On Mar 22, 2019, at 5:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:



I think you should ask SAV. Over the years, I believe there was more than one Bonfiglioli gearbox used by for Amel.




Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550


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On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 3:02 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I have a new Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox on order for our mainsail furler. Does anyone know the proper motor that goes with this? I've searched the database and can only find information on the SN with a different gearbox. 

Thanks all.

Loca Lola II 
Exumas, Bahamas

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