Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel
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You can probably wait. Limit the use to short bursts.
BTW, measuring the amps is an excellent method of determining this mechanical problem. If your 55 is like others I have seen, the gearbox may be full of corrosion.
CW Bill Rouse
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Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 10:04 AM Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote:
For a few weeks or possibly months, the outhaul furler has been slower than the main furler on my A55. Amel had me check the current limiter - it’s ok - and then had me check the current when furling. The main furler was about 15A, the outhaul however was 60 to 70 A. The diagnosis is that I have a failed bearing in the gearbox for the furler. I’m only 200 miles away from my winter location- do I need to deal with this issue now? How difficult is it to take the gearbox off and replace the bearing? The boat is from 2016 so hopefully I don’t have the problem with the seized shaft which has been the topic of lots of discussions on this forum. Many thanks for any thoughts.