Re: AMEL 54 main furler


First check the simple things:

I assume you are having an issue with the furling motor/gearbox and not the outhaul motor/gearbox.

Loosen the 4 bolts on the furling motor/gearbox, lower the unit enough to disengage the main foil fr the motor/gearbox, then test the manual furler with a winch handle. If it works, you've eliminated a sail jam. Next try the furler motor while disconnected. Take a rubber mallet a rap the gearbox sharply. If either of these work, call Willie and tell him you probably need new brushes in the motor. You may have spares... check my Amel Book for changing brushes. 

It is possible that the large solenoid has failed, but I have yet to actually see this happen. 

Get back to me. 


CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, May 1, 2019, 5:51 AM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:
Was on my way to TANNA VANUATU and can NOT unfurl the main sail. It will furl but NOT unfurl.
The switch in the cockpit is good.   Any suggestions?

Have returned to NOUMEA as I need to have this working before crossing to VANUATU



AMELIT  A54  2009

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