- genoa furler screws working loose
Re: genoa furler screws working loose
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I'll see if I can get my hands on some Loctite 542. I've never delved into their products beyond Blue and Red, and I don't think I want to use Red.
The screws are flat heads (countersunk). The ones provided by Amel, which were lost overboard, were Allen drive, and our new ones are Phillips drive, but they're all the same head style.
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA
I like Locktite 542 or if you can’t find it try the regular red Locktite. However it is difficult to remove the red Locktite.
The threads must be absolutely clean , I would clean the machine screws with lacquer thinner and also the internal threads. Did they use machine screws or allen head cap screws?
With respect to the prop shaft. There should be NO side to side movement of the shaft. Possibly he was speaking about the prop blades.
If they wobble you need to overhaul the prop, if it is an autoprop.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 2:08 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] genoa furler screws working loose
When we were in Le Marin, we had a bunch of work done on our genoa furler -- Amel rebuilt the gearbox, Caraibe Greement replaced the forestay, etc. One of the things Amel did (unasked) was they drilled out the rivets connecting the gearbox to the furler extrusion and replaced them with machine screws. Three times now we've had these screws fall out while under sail. I emailed Alban at Amel Caraibe and he suggested using LocTite. I've tried blue LocTite on them to no avail. I'm considering installing a hose clamp around the outside so they physically cannot back out. Has anyone else faced this issue and come up with a solution?
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