Re: AMEL 54 main furler



Furling solenoid is behind the Velcro'd panel just inside the forward watertight door near the ceiling, or behind the Velcro'd panel in the forward port side berth.  I don't think this is the problem, but Willie should check it and the helm mounted toggle switch. 


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

On Wed, May 1, 2019, 10:17 AM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,


Correct – furling motor/gearbox.


Did loosen as you described below; can furl & unfurl manually - no sail jam.


Did NOT rap the gearbox; it is night now; will do tomorrow.

Willie is coming on board 2nd thing tomorrow morning; was holiday here today.


Brushes motor – didn’t think about those. l did study your AMEL bible but missed that.


Where is the solenoid – I tried to find in the manual as well as your “A B”. As this is similar problem I had 2 weeks ago with the windlass (not down but luckily did go up) which was the solenoid I have been trying to locate.


Thanks for the help.


Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54 2009


May 1, 2019 20:15:11






From: <> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 19:32
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 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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