Photos of Outhaul Gear Box Components and Anderson Winch
- Hi Everyone:
I have posted some photos in the photos section of the outhaul gearbox components and the
Anderson Winch disassembled, (see SM Out Haul Service) This is for my Amel SM 2001.
I tried removing the drive shaft by the method of using a long steel bolt inserted into the
bottom of the drive shaft. Despite two days of penetrating oil and pounding on the bolt with
a 2 pound sledge until I though I would damage the boom I was unable to loosen the drive
shaft. I enlisted the help of a A1 Marine Services in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and they came
with the largest puller I have ever seen and clamped onto the gearbox upper seal area and
pushed the drive shaft out with the pullers long screw. Even then it was tough going. I
intend to completely overhaul this unit and paint it. It appears to me that the paint failed due
to poor primer application. Both the outhaul and mainsail furling gearbox's paint failed in
the same manner. I suspect that both gearboxes are similar.
Anybody else out there completed this overhaul of the gearbox that knows if there is a
thrust bearing of some sort at the end of the worm drive gear? I came home from the boat
before completely disassembly and need to order parts.
Regards, Gary Silver s/v Liahona