Re: OPACMARE gangway not rotating
Is the actuator totally hydraulic or is there an electrical component to it. If there is any electro-magnetic control/clutch function, the manufacturer must use low carbon mild steel to concentrate the magnetic flux (think soft iron core in a transformer). Could this be the reason they used material that is so unsuitable in a marine environment?
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] OPACMARE gangway not rotating
You were very fortunate. Our actuator was seized up so bad that the whole workshop of FKG hydraulics here in St. Maarten found no way to disassemble the thing. I suppose if there is still some motion in the actuator you will be able to take it apart. That seems good news for Chiara.
To your comments about Opacmare. Yes we had trouble with them as well, although not as bad as you describe. On the other hand , a fellow boat owner had a passerelle from a different manufacturer and he also suffered huge communication and cooperation problems with that vendor. Apparently business for these people to too good to care about after-sales... Me thinks that will have changed post-covid time.