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My out haul line is iron tight also, how did you loosen your line as I figure I have the same issue?
Thank you in advance
Kind regards Paul - Fortuna II 5/17
On 2 Oct 2019, at 9:21 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...
Thanks very much, Bill. At the suggestion of another owner, I checked the tension of the outhaul line and found it to be iron tight. Apparently the lines shrink a bit over the years. This puts a lot of load on the bearings of course. I now have it loosened so it hangs a bit down without touching the boom. That reduced the amps to about 20-50. Still above the 15-20 measured for the furling motor but less than before. I will wait to take the gear box apart until I reach Vigo where the boat will remain for the winter.
currently in Cascais