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Michel, the owner of the chandlery at Marina Taina, can probably steer you to a competent electrician...
Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, Opua, NZ
On 23 Sep 2020, at 15:58, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Sorry, I can’t
help with your issue but, if in your hunt for a solution you happened to find a
shop who repairs electric motors, please let me know. I have a couple of spares
I would like to have serviced.
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:33 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Canvassing for ideas: removing motor housing
A54 “MAT” foiling motor.
I beg any insight if you would. This is a 1.5 year old motor
and housing from Amel for the main sail foil furling motor. The last one,
seal was damaged and the whole unit unsalvageable. This is a “new” 1.5 year old
replacement. Now not working. Relays and switches all fine. Motor gotten
progressively more “tired” and now has stopped rotating.
I have removed the base and look in and see no corrosion.
But I think I need to remove the whole motor assembly from the housing which
mean also removing the top cap. The bottom cap slipped off with mild to
moderate traction. The black top cap will neither rotate with respect to the
white housing nor slide out from it.
Aggressive traction I think will bend the bolts. I’ll get
more aggressive if I know the top cap comes off the housing. Does it?
There are screws I removed that seem to indicate the cap would pop
Tapping on base of motor: I’ve done gentle tapping. No
movement. Might I damage motor by more aggressive tapping?
Of course I can disconnect and take off the boat and to town
to search for a technician, but it would be so much easier to sort it here in
Some photos below illustrate the situation.
Many thanks in advance.
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