Date   

Re: bow thruster spare parts #spares

 

You should look at the photos here: https://nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 8:49 AM Ирина Полищук <irrinapolishchuk@...> wrote:
I bought a yacht half a year ago. I have not yet ordered specific parts for repairs. Thank you! I wrote to this email
 


Re: bow thruster spare parts #spares

Ira and Roman Morozov
 

I bought a yacht half a year ago. I have not yet ordered specific parts for repairs. Thank you! I wrote to this email
 


Re: bow thruster spare parts #spares

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Sav@.... Is where you order spareparts that are Amel specific, as the bowthruster are.
State thouroughly what it is you need and don’t forget boat model and hull number

Regards
Ann-Sofie Svanberg


Skickat från min iPhone

10 juni 2020 kl. 14:29 skrev Ирина Полищук <irrinapolishchuk@...>:

Does anyone know where I can buy or order with delivery a spare part for the bow thruster? my boat is amel super maramu 2000. i'm currently in thailand
<WhatsApp Image 2020-06-10 at 16.58.11.jpeg>


bow thruster spare parts #spares

Ira and Roman Morozov
 

Does anyone know where I can buy or order with delivery a spare part for the bow thruster? my boat is amel super maramu 2000. i'm currently in thailand


Re: Mizzen furler

 

Pat 

There is nothing at the top of the foil other than the swivel when it is hoisted to the top.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 5:57 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Danny, I thought you once before suggested in a previous post to flush a swivel at the top of the mast, and I assumed there must be a swivel at the very top of the mast to keep the foil centered ,but maybe not. Ok then I will flush it well and see if that does the trick. Sorry I misunderstood what you were referring to ,first time around. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 9:33 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Yes Pat  that is the one I was referring to
Regards
Danny
On 10 June 2020 at 08:28 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Danny , Its not the top swivel that is the problem, its is the swivel/car which pulls up the sail that is having a problem. I suppose I will first flush it out well before I take it apart and see if that helps. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Hi Pat,
before you start any disassembly try this. Lower the sail and flush the swivel with copious quantities of fresh water. Despite the fact it is at the top of the mast it will have salt in it and this is a common cause of the symptoms you have. As to the manual mizzen furler gear box mine was getting so tight I feared causing damage while turning the winch handle.. I took the fiber collar off the input shaft and squirted fresh water in vigorously. I then did the same to the gearbox top and bottom.  I left the gearbox and the swivel to dry out on a sunny day and then sprayed both with silicon. Now the mizzen launches with a tug on the out haul line. No turning of the gearbox by hand the sail goes out brrrrrrrrt. The swivels on the main and head sail need the same treatment. Because they are operated electrically we are not so aware of the friction. Breakers popping during operation can be a symptom, as is the foil on the mainsail fracturing. Likewise bending of the horns on the headsail furler although there are other causes for that as well.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 10 June 2020 at 00:19 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have a problem with the mizzen furler not able to rotate 360 degrees. I have determined that the problem is within the swivel part of the furler. It will rotate freely ,but then binds up and needs to be forced to be able to rotate. I need to take it off and separate the two parts , I assume the bearings have degraded . When I slide it down and off the foil will ball bearings fall out ? How are the parts separated ? Has anyone done this before. I will also try to disassemble the gearbox to clean and grease it while it is off.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
 


Re: Need help in Palma

Steve Bell
 

Hi Doug We are on Dusk 6 boats down from you sent you a pm.
willing to help if we can
regards

steve
Dusk
sm378


Re: Mizzen furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Danny, I thought you once before suggested in a previous post to flush a swivel at the top of the mast, and I assumed there must be a swivel at the very top of the mast to keep the foil centered ,but maybe not. Ok then I will flush it well and see if that does the trick. Sorry I misunderstood what you were referring to ,first time around. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 9:33 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Yes Pat  that is the one I was referring to
Regards
Danny
On 10 June 2020 at 08:28 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Danny , Its not the top swivel that is the problem, its is the swivel/car which pulls up the sail that is having a problem. I suppose I will first flush it out well before I take it apart and see if that helps. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Hi Pat,
before you start any disassembly try this. Lower the sail and flush the swivel with copious quantities of fresh water. Despite the fact it is at the top of the mast it will have salt in it and this is a common cause of the symptoms you have. As to the manual mizzen furler gear box mine was getting so tight I feared causing damage while turning the winch handle.. I took the fiber collar off the input shaft and squirted fresh water in vigorously. I then did the same to the gearbox top and bottom.  I left the gearbox and the swivel to dry out on a sunny day and then sprayed both with silicon. Now the mizzen launches with a tug on the out haul line. No turning of the gearbox by hand the sail goes out brrrrrrrrt. The swivels on the main and head sail need the same treatment. Because they are operated electrically we are not so aware of the friction. Breakers popping during operation can be a symptom, as is the foil on the mainsail fracturing. Likewise bending of the horns on the headsail furler although there are other causes for that as well.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 10 June 2020 at 00:19 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have a problem with the mizzen furler not able to rotate 360 degrees. I have determined that the problem is within the swivel part of the furler. It will rotate freely ,but then binds up and needs to be forced to be able to rotate. I need to take it off and separate the two parts , I assume the bearings have degraded . When I slide it down and off the foil will ball bearings fall out ? How are the parts separated ? Has anyone done this before. I will also try to disassemble the gearbox to clean and grease it while it is off.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
 


Re: Mizzen furler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Yes Pat  that is the one I was referring to

Regards

Danny

On 10 June 2020 at 08:28 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Danny , Its not the top swivel that is the problem, its is the swivel/car which pulls up the sail that is having a problem. I suppose I will first flush it out well before I take it apart and see if that helps. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Hi Pat,
before you start any disassembly try this. Lower the sail and flush the swivel with copious quantities of fresh water. Despite the fact it is at the top of the mast it will have salt in it and this is a common cause of the symptoms you have. As to the manual mizzen furler gear box mine was getting so tight I feared causing damage while turning the winch handle.. I took the fiber collar off the input shaft and squirted fresh water in vigorously. I then did the same to the gearbox top and bottom.  I left the gearbox and the swivel to dry out on a sunny day and then sprayed both with silicon. Now the mizzen launches with a tug on the out haul line. No turning of the gearbox by hand the sail goes out brrrrrrrrt. The swivels on the main and head sail need the same treatment. Because they are operated electrically we are not so aware of the friction. Breakers popping during operation can be a symptom, as is the foil on the mainsail fracturing. Likewise bending of the horns on the headsail furler although there are other causes for that as well.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 10 June 2020 at 00:19 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have a problem with the mizzen furler not able to rotate 360 degrees. I have determined that the problem is within the swivel part of the furler. It will rotate freely ,but then binds up and needs to be forced to be able to rotate. I need to take it off and separate the two parts , I assume the bearings have degraded . When I slide it down and off the foil will ball bearings fall out ? How are the parts separated ? Has anyone done this before. I will also try to disassemble the gearbox to clean and grease it while it is off.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
 


Re: D60 24v Dessalator Solenoid Connections

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Mark,

I think if you look closely, you'll see that the 4 connections are in pairs, so electrically it only has two.  I imagine the order doesn't matter as long as the wires are attached to different pairs.  On ours (photo attached), the blue wire is on the left and the brown wire is on the right.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 7:12 PM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:
Here are some shots from when I was working on my 24 V pump earlier this year:



On Jun 9, 2020, at 6:09 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,
 
I did something a little bit stupid. When working in the engine room, I pressed against the 24v pump for the fresh water maker. When I did, the two wires pulled away from the solenoid and I have no idea which terminals are used for the re-connection. 
 
Could somebody with a D60 24v Dessalator water maker take a look please and let me know the correct way to connect the wires. Many thanks!
 
<image001.jpg>
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
 


Re: D60 24v Dessalator Solenoid Connections

Thomas Peacock
 

Here are some shots from when I was working on my 24 V pump earlier this year:



On Jun 9, 2020, at 6:09 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,
 
I did something a little bit stupid. When working in the engine room, I pressed against the 24v pump for the fresh water maker. When I did, the two wires pulled away from the solenoid and I have no idea which terminals are used for the re-connection. 
 
Could somebody with a D60 24v Dessalator water maker take a look please and let me know the correct way to connect the wires. Many thanks!
 
<image001.jpg>
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
 


D60 24v Dessalator Solenoid Connections

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Everyone,

 

I did something a little bit stupid. When working in the engine room, I pressed against the 24v pump for the fresh water maker. When I did, the two wires pulled away from the solenoid and I have no idea which terminals are used for the re-connection.

 

Could somebody with a D60 24v Dessalator water maker take a look please and let me know the correct way to connect the wires. Many thanks!

 

Fresh Watermaker Solenoid.JPG

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Prepping Onan for short-medium term non-use?

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Scott;

 

It is nice to hear you have had such success with the conversion to Lithium. We will be doing the same in the next battery change.

 

I would consider running the generator periodically under 80% load (I would say once a week) for about an hour. Although winterizing is helpful in extending the life of a diesel engine and all related mechanical components, while in storage, lack of operation can be very detrimental to the longevity. Running the engine helps to lubricate the internal components and prevent rust and corrosion.

 

Also, when on any type of passage, Amel recommends running the generator and the engine at least once a day, to prevent sea water from working its way back into the cylinders through the exhaust.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 1:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Prepping Onan for short-medium term non-use?

 

We have the Onan 11kw on our A54 and after fixing the solar wiring (bad install), we are finding that we don't need to use the generator anymore here in sunny Maui. 

In the 6 weeks since we have been stationary, the generator has not been used at all despite running the dishwasher, washing machine, water maker, water heater, icemaker, etc. daily. Given Covid - I have no idea how long we will be here. At what point do I need to consider preparing the generator for non-use / wintering? Since we bought her, we have lived aboard full-time save for one month last summer, so we haven't really had to winterize anything yet. 

I considered running fresh water through the SW circuit, but wouldn't that passivate the heat exchanger zinc?

Thoughts on how long we can just leave the Onan unused without active winterization measures? 

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Mizzen furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Danny , Its not the top swivel that is the problem, its is the swivel/car which pulls up the sail that is having a problem. I suppose I will first flush it out well before I take it apart and see if that helps. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Hi Pat,
before you start any disassembly try this. Lower the sail and flush the swivel with copious quantities of fresh water. Despite the fact it is at the top of the mast it will have salt in it and this is a common cause of the symptoms you have. As to the manual mizzen furler gear box mine was getting so tight I feared causing damage while turning the winch handle.. I took the fiber collar off the input shaft and squirted fresh water in vigorously. I then did the same to the gearbox top and bottom.  I left the gearbox and the swivel to dry out on a sunny day and then sprayed both with silicon. Now the mizzen launches with a tug on the out haul line. No turning of the gearbox by hand the sail goes out brrrrrrrrt. The swivels on the main and head sail need the same treatment. Because they are operated electrically we are not so aware of the friction. Breakers popping during operation can be a symptom, as is the foil on the mainsail fracturing. Likewise bending of the horns on the headsail furler although there are other causes for that as well.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 10 June 2020 at 00:19 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have a problem with the mizzen furler not able to rotate 360 degrees. I have determined that the problem is within the swivel part of the furler. It will rotate freely ,but then binds up and needs to be forced to be able to rotate. I need to take it off and separate the two parts , I assume the bearings have degraded . When I slide it down and off the foil will ball bearings fall out ? How are the parts separated ? Has anyone done this before. I will also try to disassemble the gearbox to clean and grease it while it is off.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Prepping Onan for short-medium term non-use?

Scott SV Tengah
 

We have the Onan 11kw on our A54 and after fixing the solar wiring (bad install), we are finding that we don't need to use the generator anymore here in sunny Maui. 

In the 6 weeks since we have been stationary, the generator has not been used at all despite running the dishwasher, washing machine, water maker, water heater, icemaker, etc. daily. Given Covid - I have no idea how long we will be here. At what point do I need to consider preparing the generator for non-use / wintering? Since we bought her, we have lived aboard full-time save for one month last summer, so we haven't really had to winterize anything yet. 

I considered running fresh water through the SW circuit, but wouldn't that passivate the heat exchanger zinc?

Thoughts on how long we can just leave the Onan unused without active winterization measures? 

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Mizzen furler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat,

before you start any disassembly try this. Lower the sail and flush the swivel with copious quantities of fresh water. Despite the fact it is at the top of the mast it will have salt in it and this is a common cause of the symptoms you have. As to the manual mizzen furler gear box mine was getting so tight I feared causing damage while turning the winch handle.. I took the fiber collar off the input shaft and squirted fresh water in vigorously. I then did the same to the gearbox top and bottom.  I left the gearbox and the swivel to dry out on a sunny day and then sprayed both with silicon. Now the mizzen launches with a tug on the out haul line. No turning of the gearbox by hand the sail goes out brrrrrrrrt. The swivels on the main and head sail need the same treatment. Because they are operated electrically we are not so aware of the friction. Breakers popping during operation can be a symptom, as is the foil on the mainsail fracturing. Likewise bending of the horns on the headsail furler although there are other causes for that as well.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 10 June 2020 at 00:19 "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

I have a problem with the mizzen furler not able to rotate 360 degrees. I have determined that the problem is within the swivel part of the furler. It will rotate freely ,but then binds up and needs to be forced to be able to rotate. I need to take it off and separate the two parts , I assume the bearings have degraded . When I slide it down and off the foil will ball bearings fall out ? How are the parts separated ? Has anyone done this before. I will also try to disassemble the gearbox to clean and grease it while it is off.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Mizzen furler

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Ofcourse I remember you and Diana!! 
Talked to Jonas and he think that the mizzen and the one on the main is similar.

But it sounds like you have managed to take it down now.

Regards to Diana! 

Regards
Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila SM232, 1998.


Skickat från min iPhone

9 juni 2020 kl. 18:04 skrev Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver@...>:

Hi Pat: 

It is unclear to me what you are referring to when you say, "the problem is in the swivel part of the fuller".  
Are you unable to crank the winch handle drive more than 360 degrees?
Have you verified that something isn't holding the foil (attached to the gearbox with a bolt) from turning?

Please see this file and read it completely, https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/filessearch?q=mizzen+furler before proceeding.  

The most common cause (in my experience) for difficulty turning the mizzen furling is due to "crud" build up of salt and debris on the winch handle drive-shaft within the bore of the mizzen mast.  When I was re-assembling the mizzen gearbox (having discovered that dis-assembly was completely un-necessary) I found that if the gearbox shaft (item #10 in the exploded parts diagram in my file noted above) wasn't completely seated then the bevel gears would bind.  Perhaps your shaft has backed out slightly causing this binding effect.  I doubt that, but it is worth investigating.  THERE IS NO GREASE IN THE MIZZEN FURLING GEAR BOX!!!  I suppose it is possible that there is broken tooth on the bevel gears that might lock things up but you can inspect for that by viewing the gears through the mounting bolt hole on the side of the gearbox (where the bolts that hold in the mast go).  Look at the file, separate the foil from the gearbox to assure the foil isn't binding, remove the gearbox from the mast taking care to note the order of the washers and spacers, inspect for broken teeth on the gears, remove, clean and re-install the shaft for the winch handle and only then if you still have trouble disassemble the gearbox.  That disassembly is a huge job and will yield minimal results (watched Brian on Delos do that job and destroy the end of the gearbox, requiring new parts to be machined).  Any other questions or clarification don't hesitate to give me a call  801-543-5801.

All the best, 

Gary S. SIlver
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM 2000 #335
Puerto Del Rey, Puerto Rico


Re: Need help in Palma

Doug Smith
 

Thanks, I appreciate the ideas.  I searched the SSCA, of which I am a member, and there are no hosts in Palma.  A couple of hosts in the Canaries, but no one in the Balearics.  Don’t post on Tran-ocean.org.  This is a pretty fluid situation, and I spoke with the crew a few minutes ago, and have them staying another 24 hours.  The shipping company is telling me the ship is upright and they have unloaded most of the ships.  I am hopeful for more clarity by morning local time.

We are most concerned that if we change out crew, it will mess up the loading and customs for the ship transport.

If there was a fellow owner, stuck in Palma, it would make sense to switch out crew, but trying to identify and find a new crew on short notice (hopefully) might be worse.

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Currently Palma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Converting my Amel 54 to lithium batteries: what I did, what I like and what I don't like (after one year of full time live aboard use)

Scott SV Tengah
 

Jamie,

Good to hear it's working out for you. Have you tried to run AC all night on battery yet? We draw 25-35% if we run just aft AC overnight.

For your Mastervolt alternator regulator, I had the same problem and solved it with a solid state relay and two Hella relays. See #50689  

We charge with 200amps nominal (120a Quattro + 80 a Skylla) and only see high temperatures at the very end of charging (95% SOC +) or if one of the cells is severely imbalanced relative to the rest of the cells in the battery. Note that this imbalance shows up as a voltage difference, but due to the flat charge/discharge curve of lithium, you won't notice it until 90%+ SOC. Can you monitor cell level voltage? With the Victron batteries, you can connect via bluetooth and do just that.

Also I'm surprised you can't change charging current via VictronConnect on your PC. I typically connect to my Quattro using ethernet, but I connect to my solar controller via bluetooth (from my Mac) and can change everything via bluetooth.

Keep in mind that you will need to revise how you think about SOC and longevity. Lithiums do NOT like being kept anywhere near full. I try to cycle mine between 40-85% (ideally no more than 80%) SOC and then charge it up to 100% once a month to balance out the cells, since balancing only occurs on the Victrons when they're nearly full. Independent literature indicates I'll get over 5000 cycles doing this. I know some who take it between 10-100% SOC daily and have been fine for a few years, FYI.

Monthly charging to 100% also resets the BMV-712 battery monitor. Not sure which BM you have, but don't forget to change the settings on it to match lithium. Of course, you MUST set all the chargers to lithium profiles otherwise you will kill the batteries very quickly.

So you've been thinking about charging cutoffs - how do you deal with low voltage cutoff? As mentioned in that post, I opted not to use the BatteryProtect, which would disconnect loads when there's a cell low voltage condition, but rather I'm trying to get the Victron charger/inverter to trigger the generator to start when cell low voltage and/or low SOC is encountered. Sounds like you're an engineer - want to help figure that out? :)


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Mizzen furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Gary, I have removed the gear box and with the swivel in hand it will only rotate to a point and then there is resistant and requires effort to get it past that point,once past it turns freely almost 360 degrees and stops again until I force it by the spot. It must be an internal problem ,probably a bearing ,don't know what else it could be. I am just going to give the gearbox a good soak and spray some lub into it.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 9, 2020 1:04 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Hi Pat: 

It is unclear to me what you are referring to when you say, "the problem is in the swivel part of the fuller".  
Are you unable to crank the winch handle drive more than 360 degrees?
Have you verified that something isn't holding the foil (attached to the gearbox with a bolt) from turning?

Please see this file and read it completely, https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/filessearch?q=mizzen+furler before proceeding.  

The most common cause (in my experience) for difficulty turning the mizzen furling is due to "crud" build up of salt and debris on the winch handle drive-shaft within the bore of the mizzen mast.  When I was re-assembling the mizzen gearbox (having discovered that dis-assembly was completely un-necessary) I found that if the gearbox shaft (item #10 in the exploded parts diagram in my file noted above) wasn't completely seated then the bevel gears would bind.  Perhaps your shaft has backed out slightly causing this binding effect.  I doubt that, but it is worth investigating.  THERE IS NO GREASE IN THE MIZZEN FURLING GEAR BOX!!!  I suppose it is possible that there is broken tooth on the bevel gears that might lock things up but you can inspect for that by viewing the gears through the mounting bolt hole on the side of the gearbox (where the bolts that hold in the mast go).  Look at the file, separate the foil from the gearbox to assure the foil isn't binding, remove the gearbox from the mast taking care to note the order of the washers and spacers, inspect for broken teeth on the gears, remove, clean and re-install the shaft for the winch handle and only then if you still have trouble disassemble the gearbox.  That disassembly is a huge job and will yield minimal results (watched Brian on Delos do that job and destroy the end of the gearbox, requiring new parts to be machined).  Any other questions or clarification don't hesitate to give me a call  801-543-5801.

All the best, 

Gary S. SIlver
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM 2000 #335
Puerto Del Rey, Puerto Rico


Re: Need help in Palma

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hello Doug,
If you don't mind I could post your message in trans-ocean.org  . This is a german / international organisation with more than 5000 members. We have many people all over the world who could help.
Membership is only 60 € per year and many marinas will give you 10% rebate.
Seeing the pictures I expect a delay for you for weeks. You may perhaps think about of sailing the Med. and sail to US next year.
My situation is opposite to yours - can't get to Fort Lauderdale from Germany and sail her back to the Med.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162