Re: Main sail outhaul Motorspor


Thanks John
Interesting suggestion... I’m off the boat this week but I’ll follow up with some strong taps to the motor when I return next week.. but I think a rebuild of the motor will likely be needed if the circuitry is OK.


On May 19, 2020, at 2:57 PM, John Clark <john.biohead@...> wrote:

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Also an SM owner, older SM though...assuming that all the breakers are turned on (control power too)  I found when the brushes in the motor are near the end of life the motor will sometimes work sometimes not.  A tap on the side would make it go for a while.  I replaced the brushes and have not had an issue in years.  
Annie SM 37

On Sun, May 17, 2020 at 3:23 PM Kaplan,Andre <kaplan@...> wrote:
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I did check the breaker.. it was not tripped, but it may be suspect since it had been replaced...
I’m not on the boat today, but I will take photos next week. Unfortunately, I can hear a click when I throw the switch... by your assessment, it may be the motor... if so, does anyone know where and how to get a replacement motor? Must it come from Amel or is there a standard motor that can be used as replacement.

BTW, I always try to limit strain on motor by heading into the wind during furling or unfurling mainsail.

Thanks for any suggestions on motor replacement.

Boat lies in Westbrook, CT

Renaissance 2000
Mango 71, 1988
> On May 17, 2020, at 2:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
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> Andre,
> 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,
> Mark
> Skipper
> Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
> Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
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> 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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