Re: Main sail outhaul motor

Mark Erdos


I am unsure if the solenoid is the same on the Mango as the SM. If it is, it
is a product used in forklift trucks. This should help you find one (not
sure where you are located). Perhaps you can post a picture.

That said, it is not usually the solenoid that fails. They are extremely
heavy duty. More often the motor burns out due to the operator putting too
much strain on it. If you hear a click as you work the outhaul switch on the
control panel, it is not the solenoid.

Stating the obvious, have you checked the breaker?

With best regards,


Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Kaplan,Andre
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:43 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main sail outhaul motor

I have a 1988 Mango no.71. On recommissioning this spring, the electric
outhaul for the mainsail is not working. A quick look by a yard worker
suggested the solenoid might be bad. Can someone give me advice on how to
approach this problem? If the solenoid is bad, how can I replace it? Is
there a standard solenoid that can replace the original? If so, what is the
model that I need? Must I get the replacement from Amel? If the outhaul
motor is bad, how and where can I get a replacement?
Thanks for any advice.

Andre Kaplan
Renaissance 2000
Mango 71 88

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