Re: Genoa car springs

Patrick McAneny

Alan, I replaced my springs a year or so ago. My boat is a few years older than yours,and I had no problem getting the rod out , but I remember it came out differently than I imagined , but was obvious upon inspection.The block is anodized and I remember no corrosion . What I am having a problem with is getting the rod out of the hatches ,so to replace those big springs,they are corroded in place and will not budge .
Good Luck ,
SM # 123

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...>
To: main <>
Sent: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 8:40 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa car springs

I need to replace the springs in one of my Antal genoa cars.
The springs and block are attached to the car by a stainless rod that runs from fwd to aft and is dead ended at the aft end.
There is a split pin through a hole in the rod to prevent the rod from coming out.
I can't turn the rod to get the split pin out...and even if I could I doubt that I could get the rod out.
Has anyone done this before?
Any advice on how to remove that rod ?
Elyse SM437 

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