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Furling Main Motor


Tim Bowser
 

I recently bought a Maramu hull #188.  The previous owner used windlass motors as replacements for the furling on the main.  They seem to be corroding quickly since they were not built to be exposed to the elements.  Does anyone know what originally would have been here?  

-Tim


amelforme
 

There would have been a fiberglass shroud to protect it from the elements .

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Aug 3, 2020, at 2:57 PM, Tim Bowser <tim.bowser01@...> wrote:



I recently bought a Maramu hull #188.  The previous owner used windlass motors as replacements for the furling on the main.  They seem to be corroding quickly since they were not built to be exposed to the elements.  Does anyone know what originally would have been here?  

-Tim

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James Alton
 

Tim,

   Congratulations on buying the Maramu.  My boat is #220 and as Joel stated has fibreglass coverings for the motors.  The original motors and gearboxes are still in very good shape and have given us no trouble.  I went completely through the mainmast gearboxes replacing all bearings and seals.  

   I have seen a few different types of gearboxes and motors on Maramu’s.  I will include a photo of what mine looked like prior to the service work and painting.  The motors looked almost like new when I opened them up.  The last photo is after repainting/seal and bearing replacement.

James




On Aug 3, 2020, at 2:57 PM, Tim Bowser <tim.bowser01@...> wrote:

I recently bought a Maramu hull #188.  The previous owner used windlass motors as replacements for the furling on the main.  They seem to be corroding quickly since they were not built to be exposed to the elements.  Does anyone know what originally would have been here?  

-Tim



Tim Bowser
 

James,

Thanks for the images, they were helpful.  When you replaced all your bearings and seals did you order them from Amel?

-Tim


James Alton
 

Tim,

   I did contact Amel but while they have done an absolutely amazing job of providing many of the parts I need, they could not help me with the bearings and seals.  The sizes of the seals were marked right on the seal and the bearings could be measured and matched up at the local Napa store.  

Jim

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Aug 3, 2020, at 9:40 PM, Tim Bowser <tim.bowser01@...> wrote:

James,

Thanks for the images, they were helpful.  When you replaced all your bearings and seals did you order them from Amel?

-Tim


Tim Bowser
 

So I tried taking the gearbox off with not much success.  I figured I would post a quick video here to what I am attempting to do and maybe someone could give me some guidance if I am approaching it the right way.  Or if anyone knows of some instructions online of how to remove the gearbox that would be helpful.

https://youtu.be/6Lb93lAzZHI

Thanks for the help,

-Tim