Re: Main sail Outhaul motor/gearbox failed A54
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Thanks Olivier for you very clear explanation.
Possibly the worm and bronze gears inside the gearbox are jammed for two reasons:
The bronze gear is very worn...AND...the helmsperson jammed the outhaul car against the track end-stop. I am fairly sure that you will need a gearbox overhaul or replacement, but you might try removing the end-stop to reduce the jammed pressure on the gears. Be careful not to operate the car too far forward, jamming it against the stop, or beyond the stop. With a worn bronze gear, this jamming will lock the gearbox. I have seen this happen on 54s and even a 2 year old 55. Be especially cautious with new crew as they will almost always misuse/abuse this.
SM owners may not understand this, but most of this issue is because of a change in gearboxes and motors which is sleeker and better looking, but apparently doesn't take the accidental misuse/abuse that a SM will take. But, of course, I have also seen accidental misuse kill a SM gearbox.
CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Thu, Aug 22, 2019, 3:40 AM Beaute Olivier via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote: