Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel
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On 3 Oct 2019, at 2:48 am, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...
You may want to check the block at the end of the boom too, mine and others’ were a bit seized. We cleaned it up and also ordered a replacement from Amel, as it seems to be specially adapted from the stock items.
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Thank you Olivier, I will slacken off a little.
I was wondering if this was causing my slow blow boom fuse to open earlier than it should, as it seems to open often
originally, this line is rather tight, indeed as Bill says, in order to prevent slipage. But with time, UV and salt, this Vectran-core line tends to shrink and gets tighter and tighter which puts more load than necessary on the motor itself. You should loosen a bit the small line tackle at one end of the traveller's line.
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