Date   
Re: Recommended Sailmaker in The Bahamas?

Mark Isaac
 

The luff is tight, but the sail seems to be unacceptably close to the boom when fully raised.  Perhaps better stated, the sail extends below the cutout in the foil where one feeds the bolt rope when hoisting the sail.

Re: new Genoa

Dave_Benjamin
 

None of the genoas in the Amel sailplans are 150%. The overlap percentage is calculated by this equation - LP/J. LP is a line forming a 90 degree angle with the luff and terminating at the clew. Most Amel genoas exceed 160% using the measurements on the factory sailplans. 

Re: Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Just a thought, Bill. Did you repeatedly whack the tensioned puller with a hand sledge hammer? Sometimes that does the trick.
Craig SN68


---In amelyachtowners@..., <pacificcool@...> wrote :

Thanks much for the photos.  They me to visualize what is stuck on what.  Unfortunately, even with a 6,000 pound hydraulic puller left on overnight, the gearbox would not come loose.  The pin from the winch is obviously galvonically seized on the gearbox.  Thanks again for sending the pics.

Regards,
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

Re: Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

pacificcool@...
 

Thanks much for the photos.  They me to visualize what is stuck on what.  Unfortunately, even with a 6,000 pound hydraulic puller left on overnight, the gearbox would not come loose.  The pin from the winch is obviously galvonically seized on the gearbox.  Thanks again for sending the pics.

Regards,
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

Re: Toe rail / Genoa Track Repair

alanwood123@...
 

Thanks for the feedback and advice.. I'll follow up all those suggestions.

Yes, they are SS bolts - my mistake - I think they've been exposed for so long they've developed a powdery coating which makes them look nylon.  

Also noticed on closer inspection and digging that the water penetration seems to have come from a previous repair.. I think the frost we've had in the Med lately has found it's way into the small cracks in the repair and forced it open.. which would explain why it's only just become apparent. 

So, to echo James's question - has anyone had any luck removing the genoa track bolts or is it really a drill out job? Maybe a good dose of WD40?

Woody

SV Haddock  SM #189

Lefkas Greece

https://www.youtube.com/c/mothershipadrift

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Baby on Board and where to go in the Bahamas -

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Eric,

First of all congratulations for little Nolan coming this June !!!

I love the Bahamas.
Just like you I work so internet is important to me.

One of my favorite place is Port Lucaya in Grand Bahama because of the reasonable monthly marina rate, access to groceries and other infrastructure, etc.
In 2014 I spent 4 months in Port Lucaya Marina / Yacht Club and paid $600/month.
In 2015 I spent 3 months in Taino Beach (also in Port Lucaya) which became my favorite and paid $540/month.
Because of their huge pool with a some shallow area, I am certain you, Viki and especially little Nolan will love this place!
I can look for pictures to send you.
The beach 3 minutes walk away from the marina, they are places to walk, lay down, etc.
They also loan you towels for a $10 deposit and you can exchange them as often as you want, which you will realize is a considerable saving on laundry/generator time especially with the little one!.
I used my bicycle to go grocery shopping, but they have a bus going twice a week. In the super market you will find groceries as well as baby supplies.
I can not imagine a better place for you and your family.
Regarding the draft, you will have to wait almost “mid tide” to enter/leave the Bell Channel.
Port Lucaya is only 90 NM from Miami/Fort Lauderdale, so less than a day trip should you need to go. They i also an international airport.

Later in I also suggest you spend 1 months in Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Island. It is an overnight trip from Grand Bahama.
I was there in low season so the price was $540/month, the prices are higher now, but I think you can negotiate and you get a discount with Active Captain.
Surprisingly the internet was the best I have seen in the Bahamas.
There was no issue to enter the channel even at low tide.
The beach was 20 minutes walk from the marina. They loan you bicycle if you don’t have any, the water is clearest I have seen.
There was no real grocery store some come prepared, therefore the fishermen come back every afternoon with 250 to 250 lobsters and sell you “tail only” for $10/lbs. Sailing along the coast is excellent for fishing!

As Nolan grows up (but wait him to be tall enough for all the ride), then a stop in Atlantis is a must. Not sure who will like the place the most Nolan or dad! But it is quite expensive per day. Nassau is an overnight trip from the Berry Island.
There is no worry for the draft. Atlantis is also very protected from Hurricane.

Hope that helps, please feel free to contact me directly if you want pictures of the places.

Enjoy your trip!
Sincerely, Alexandre





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On Sun, 3/11/18, ericmeury@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Baby on Board and where to go in the Bahamas -
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 11:18 PM


 









Hello amel family.
Viki and I are expecting (this is
why the boat is on the hard right now) our first little crew
member    
Nolan
(insert middle name)  Meury will be arriving this
June.  
Our plan is
to spend November and December around Stuart Florida as
Nolan will be signed up for infant water survival classes
there.  Then we are thinking of heading the bahamas for a
month and then back to GA where we will keep the boat for
the next hurricane season.
I have two requirements for the
bahamas...
1.  Some place that has access
to mobile internet or awesome wifi as i still have to work m
start up (www.pascalworkflow.com) and my tax
practice.  
2.  Some place that we don't
have to worry about draft (marsh harbor or Georgetown? -
other ideas)

Also would love some Amel specific
or non amel specific for those that have had their baby on
board.
Thanks
again

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Please contact me: sonsev52 at gmail.

Also please give me your email.

Vladimir
202 258 1916

On Mar 11, 2018 11:18, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes I do Vladimir,
I also have 1 electric motor and the gear that furl the Genoa.

Sincerely Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 3/11/18, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:04 PM




 









Alexandre, 
Do you have a gearbox for main sail
furling for sale?

Vladimir
SM 345
"Life is Goog"
On Mar 10, 2018 12:26,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:















 









Hello Bill,



For information, if you can not have the issue solved, I
have an complete Leewmar 58 electric winch for sale.



Sincerely, Alexandre



------------------------------ --------------

On Sat, 3/10/18, pacificcool@...
[amelyachtowners] com> wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side
Genoa Gearbox

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:45 PM





 



















For the past year and a half, Pacific

Cool (SM 141 built in 1995) has had a port side genoa
winch

that works electrically, but is drawing 160 amps versus
30

amp for the starboard winch. Technicians in Cape Town
and

Trinidad tried to remove the gear box with a hydraulic

puller but it would not budge.  Recently, I removed the

motor which drives the gearbox and it seems to be in
good

condition, so I assume its the gearbox which has a

bad bearing or is

really gunked up.  There appear to be four nuts

holding the gearbox to the underside of the winch and a
gear

inserts up into the winch which prevents complete

disassembly of the winch itself.  Two days ago the
winch

stopped working electrically, but I can hear the motor

turning with no movement of the winch.  It still works

manually.  I checked with AMEL in Martinique last year
and

they had no clue what to do.  

At this point it seems the best

thing to do is sell the boat.  But hopefully someone has
a

good idea on what to do.  Any ideas welcome.  I am

currently in Guadeloupe.  

Best

Regards,Bill

ShaproskiS/V Pacific

Cool 






Baby on Board and where to go in the Bahamas -

ericmeury@...
 

Hello amel family.

Viki and I are expecting (this is why the boat is on the hard right now) our first little crew member    

Nolan (insert middle name)  Meury will be arriving this June.  

Our plan is to spend November and December around Stuart Florida as Nolan will be signed up for infant water survival classes there.  Then we are thinking of heading the bahamas for a month and then back to GA where we will keep the boat for the next hurricane season.

I have two requirements for the bahamas...

1.  Some place that has access to mobile internet or awesome wifi as i still have to work m start up (www.pascalworkflow.com) and my tax practice.  

2.  Some place that we don't have to worry about draft (marsh harbor or Georgetown? - other ideas)


Also would love some Amel specific or non amel specific for those that have had their baby on board.

Thanks again


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe rail / Genoa Track Repair

James Alton
 

Gary,

   I like your idea of treating the heads of the stainless bolts with the Corrosion X or Boeshield followed by the plastic protective cover and am thinking of adopting that procedure on my Amel.  

   I was wondering if any Amel owners have had luck with removing the genoa track bolts?  It would be great to be able to renew the caulking seal between the bolt and the fibreglass to prevent the entry of salt water which causes this kind of damage.  Even the best caulking tends to break down and lose their seal after 10-15 years.

   One other question.  I have not seen the swelling and rust as shown in the photo on the Maramu’s that I have been aboard to date even thought many of them are a decade or more older than the 1997 SM shown in the photo.  Is this a known problem for the Maramu models as well or is there some difference in the construction?

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueño
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Mar 11, 2018, at 2:04 PM, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Hi Woody:  Sorry to see this sort of damage.  I concur with the other post as to the failure mode and repair.  I am not sure what “nylon” screws you are referring to.  The screws that attach the rail to the backing plates are stainless steel (in your case slot head screws, on my SN 335 boat they are SS hex head screws).  I note the missing plastic plugs that help keep water out of these recesses. I find this on many Amel’s that I see.  With them missing seawater pools in those recesses and can lead to the damage you are seeing.    The plugs are available from Amel for cheap, $US  0.20 each.  I order 100 at a time as they fail regularly.  Each recess is a different depth and so the plug needs to be cut with a knife to that precise depth.  Clean each recess with brush & water, use a pick to remove old plastic remnants & collars, Dry everything up, treat with corrosion X or better yet Boeshield (it leaves a waxy residue to help seal).  Use the probe end of a caliper to measure the depth of the recess, lock the caliper & use the sharp point of the caliper to scribe a line in the plastic collar at that exact depth.  Carefully cut off the excess collar.  Insert the plug, press into place.  Avoid hammering into place as that only stress cracks the plastic and leads to premature failure.  A small bit of  Boeshield around the edges will seal it.  With any luck they will last about 5 years in the Caribbean sun.  On an additional note I treat every screw head on both travelers and the main & mizzen outhaul tracks with corrosion X every 3 months or so.  The SS screws against aluminum rails are a set up for dissimilar metal corrosion. 


Gary Silver, original and continuous owner of s/v Liahona, purchased July 1 2001
Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335
PS just did 6 plugs yesterday while hauled out for hurricane repairs here in Fajardo PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

eric freedman
 

Did this fitting have a 4 mm thin blue hose attached to it?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

 

 

Hi and thabnks to those who replied.

I have since dioscovered that water is coming out of the pump from an aperture opposite the high pressure outlet. It looks like there is a thread in this and I assume that some bolt has come out although I can't find it. See the image below. Any ideas?



Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

ya_fohi
 

This time with image attached.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

ya_fohi
 

Hi and thabnks to those who replied.

I have since dioscovered that water is coming out of the pump from an aperture opposite the high pressure outlet. It looks like there is a thread in this and I assume that some bolt has come out although I can't find it. See the image below. Any ideas?



Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Yes I do Vladimir,
I also have 1 electric motor and the gear that furl the Genoa.

Sincerely Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 3/11/18, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:04 PM


 









Alexandre, 
Do you have a gearbox for main sail
furling for sale?

Vladimir
SM 345
"Life is Goog"
On Mar 10, 2018 12:26,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









Hello Bill,



For information, if you can not have the issue solved, I
have an complete Leewmar 58 electric winch for sale.



Sincerely, Alexandre



------------------------------ --------------

On Sat, 3/10/18, pacificcool@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com> wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side
Genoa Gearbox

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:45 PM





 



















For the past year and a half, Pacific

Cool (SM 141 built in 1995) has had a port side genoa
winch

that works electrically, but is drawing 160 amps versus
30

amp for the starboard winch. Technicians in Cape Town
and

Trinidad tried to remove the gear box with a hydraulic

puller but it would not budge.  Recently, I removed the

motor which drives the gearbox and it seems to be in
good

condition, so I assume its the gearbox which has a

bad bearing or is

really gunked up.  There appear to be four nuts

holding the gearbox to the underside of the winch and a
gear

inserts up into the winch which prevents complete

disassembly of the winch itself.  Two days ago the
winch

stopped working electrically, but I can hear the motor

turning with no movement of the winch.  It still works

manually.  I checked with AMEL in Martinique last year
and

they had no clue what to do.  

At this point it seems the best

thing to do is sell the boat.  But hopefully someone has
a

good idea on what to do.  Any ideas welcome.  I am

currently in Guadeloupe.  

Best

Regards,Bill

ShaproskiS/V Pacific

Cool

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Alexandre, 

Do you have a gearbox for main sail furling for sale?

Vladimir
SM 345 "Life is Goog"

On Mar 10, 2018 12:26, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello Bill,

For information, if you can not have the issue solved, I have an complete Leewmar 58 electric winch for sale.

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 3/10/18, pacificcool@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:45 PM




 









For the past year and a half, Pacific
Cool (SM 141 built in 1995) has had a port side genoa winch
that works electrically, but is drawing 160 amps versus 30
amp for the starboard winch. Technicians in Cape Town and
Trinidad tried to remove the gear box with a hydraulic
puller but it would not budge.  Recently, I removed the
motor which drives the gearbox and it seems to be in good
condition, so I assume its the gearbox which has a
bad bearing or is
really gunked up.  There appear to be four nuts
holding the gearbox to the underside of the winch and a gear
inserts up into the winch which prevents complete
disassembly of the winch itself.  Two days ago the winch
stopped working electrically, but I can hear the motor
turning with no movement of the winch.  It still works
manually.  I checked with AMEL in Martinique last year and
they had no clue what to do.  
At this point it seems the best
thing to do is sell the boat.  But hopefully someone has a
good idea on what to do.  Any ideas welcome.  I am
currently in Guadeloupe.  
Best
Regards,Bill
ShaproskiS/V Pacific
Cool 



Re: Toe rail / Genoa Track Repair

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Woody:  Sorry to see this sort of damage.  I concur with the other post as to the failure mode and repair.  I am not sure what “nylon” screws you are referring to.  The screws that attach the rail to the backing plates are stainless steel (in your case slot head screws, on my SN 335 boat they are SS hex head screws).  I note the missing plastic plugs that help keep water out of these recesses. I find this on many Amel’s that I see.  With them missing seawater pools in those recesses and can lead to the damage you are seeing.    The plugs are available from Amel for cheap, $US  0.20 each.  I order 100 at a time as they fail regularly.  Each recess is a different depth and so the plug needs to be cut with a knife to that precise depth.  Clean each recess with brush & water, use a pick to remove old plastic remnants & collars, Dry everything up, treat with corrosion X or better yet Boeshield (it leaves a waxy residue to help seal).  Use the probe end of a caliper to measure the depth of the recess, lock the caliper & use the sharp point of the caliper to scribe a line in the plastic collar at that exact depth.  Carefully cut off the excess collar.  Insert the plug, press into place.  Avoid hammering into place as that only stress cracks the plastic and leads to premature failure.  A small bit of  Boeshield around the edges will seal it.  With any luck they will last about 5 years in the Caribbean sun.  On an additional note I treat every screw head on both travelers and the main & mizzen outhaul tracks with corrosion X every 3 months or so.  The SS screws against aluminum rails are a set up for dissimilar metal corrosion. 

Gary Silver, original and continuous owner of s/v Liahona, purchased July 1 2001
Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335
PS just did 6 plugs yesterday while hauled out for hurricane repairs here in Fajardo PR

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

Mark Erdos
 

Paul, the belt tension should be that you can move it about 1cm (or less) with a firm push.

 

I think the manual is referring to a belt slipping casing inconsistent pressure. This would be a really loose belt and you would be able to manually eye the slippage.

 

Is it possible you have a leak in the high pressure side?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

 

 

Hi,

I have a Dessaltor 100 duo and I'm seeing very erratic pressure to the point where its unusable. In the past I have remedied this by replacing the pre-filter, but this time it has not solved the problem. One thing in the troubleshooting section in the manual is that may be related is belt tension. Would anyone know how to check for the correct belt tension as the manual does not seem to say anthing about this. Failing this, any other ideas would be very welcome.

Thanks,

Paul

Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

karkauai
 

Hi Paul.  I had a similar problem a few years ago.  I kept seeing air in the glass vial on the control panel that indicates fresh water flow.  I found a tiny leak where the AC pump intake attaches to the manifold.  A hose clamp had failed.  It was a stainless band, but the worm gear was not stainless.  New band clamp tightened down and voila...no more air and steady pump pressure.

I did have to rebuild the pump this year.  The motor and pump were turning but no pressure.  I never figured out what exactly failed, but the rebuild solved the problem.  I did have to prime the rebuilt pump the first time with the fresh water pump/rinse function.  It's been working well since.  The parts for the rebuild were purchased from Great Water in Maine. www.great-water.com  Mark Freuhoff is very helpful...and very expensive.  Info"at"great-water"dot"com

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243



Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

Dessalator pressure erratic

ya_fohi
 

Hi,

I have a Dessaltor 100 duo and I'm seeing very erratic pressure to the point where its unusable. In the past I have remedied this by replacing the pre-filter, but this time it has not solved the problem. One thing in the troubleshooting section in the manual is that may be related is belt tension. Would anyone know how to check for the correct belt tension as the manual does not seem to say anthing about this. Failing this, any other ideas would be very welcome.

Thanks,

Paul

Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Black Smoke From Volvo Penta Engine Exhaust

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I believe black smoke indicates lack of air for combustion . I had that happen for the first time this fall , I also had not been able to get above 1800 rpm. I discovered that I had sucked up a paper towel into the turbo , thus the low rpms and the lack of air. It was so totally clogged I don't know how it ran at all. I discovered a fair amount of carbon in the elbow , probably from lack of air , and that I tend to run at a lower rpm than is healthy . In the future I plan to run the engine a Volvo TMD 22a much harder to keep the carbon from building up. I had my turbo rebuilt for $385. ,half of what I paid before when I had a mechanic send it out for a rebuild a few years ago.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: pacificcool@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Black Smoke From Volvo Penta Engine Exhaust

 
I forgot to mention that Pacific Cool is SM 141 built in 1995 and has 5,500 hours on the engine.  

Regards,
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Barry,

I was just going to ask you if you received the parts!
Excellent glad that it fit perfectly on the boat!

Here is the link, http://www.nikimat.com/parts_for_sale/
but my list is not up to date…
Lots of the Onan MDKAL parts are gone.

Not listed:
2 used” the Leroy Sommer transmission as well as 1 electric motor.
1 fan 24 Volt engine room
Like new Mizzen sail, used Main and Genoa.
New strainer, o ring and cover for strainer!
used (Amel) cover for strainer.
I really need to go over the list.
Sincerely, Alexandre




--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 3/11/18, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4:27 AM


 









Hi Alexandre,Just to let you know I got
the Spurs kit/gear and now back on our boat. It is perfect
just what I wanted and like new as you described. Thank’s
again, could you send me the link to your list of gear that
you still have for sale.Best
Regards,
Barry and
Penny Connor“Lady Penelope II”Amel
54.  # 17Marina di Ragusa,  Sicily

Sent from my
iPhone
On Mar 11, 2018, at 03:14,
Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Alexandre,And Bill my
apologies. I lost the drum off the starboard
mast Lewmar46 chrome on brass 2 speed winch on passage and
am looking for a replacement. 
If anyone has either a replacement drum or
entire winch I’d be interested. 
Many thanks,
Porter
McRobertsIbisAmel 54-152
Excuse the errors.
 Sent from my IPhone Www.fouribis.com
On Mar 10, 2018, at 5:26 PM, Alexandre Uster
von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Hello Bill,



For information, if you can not have the issue solved, I
have an complete Leewmar 58 electric winch for sale.



Sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 3/10/18, pacificcool@yahoo...com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side
Genoa Gearbox

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:45 PM





 



















For the past year and a half, Pacific

Cool (SM 141 built in 1995) has had a port side genoa
winch

that works electrically, but is drawing 160 amps versus
30

amp for the starboard winch. Technicians in Cape Town
and

Trinidad tried to remove the gear box with a hydraulic

puller but it would not budge.  Recently, I removed the

motor which drives the gearbox and it seems to be in
good

condition, so I assume its the gearbox which has a

bad bearing or is

really gunked up.  There appear to be four nuts

holding the gearbox to the underside of the winch and a
gear

inserts up into the winch which prevents complete

disassembly of the winch itself.  Two days ago the
winch

stopped working electrically, but I can hear the motor

turning with no movement of the winch.  It still works

manually.  I checked with AMEL in Martinique last year
and

they had no clue what to do.  

At this point it seems the best

thing to do is sell the boat.  But hopefully someone has
a

good idea on what to do.  Any ideas welcome.  I am

currently in Guadeloupe.  

Best

Regards,Bill

ShaproskiS/V Pacific

Cool