Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu
Thanks. I did replace the rubber washers but should have done so earlier as the distortion of the holes had already started and , needless to say, once it started it only got worse.
A stitch in time....
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 , Kilada, Greece
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Sent: 21 October 2019 13:19
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Outhaul on Supermaramu
Ian and Judy:
As to the elongating of the holes in the boom mounting plate. This occurs due to the torque that is applied to those mounting holes each time the out-haul is used. Originally Amel fitted rubber grommets around the mounting bolts to prevent contact between the mounting bolts and the aluminum (for corrosion protection, shock mounting, and to prevent mounting plate wear). Those soon deteriorate but are readily available for replacement. If you notice your out-haul assembly moving back and forth with activation of the outhaul (in either direction) it is probably time to replace the rubber grommets. I don't recall the size off hand, but the specifications take into account the thickness of the "groove" to match the mounting plate, the ID for the bolt and the "groove" diameter for the mounting plate.
Gary S. Silver, M.D.
Amel SM 2000 # 335