Thanks to all who replied to my thread. I have received a email
from Hood telling me that that they no longer service
the Stowaway systems. They have refered me to Eric Pearson
in Rhode Island
. 401-423-1568 he has taken over for Hood on their "legacy" systems.
Meanwhile I have inlisted help from Dave on Baraka (a Slocum 42 out of Seattle). Dave is a retired electrical engineer
. We have traced the problem to the circuit board that controls the motor overload alarm
. I have bypassed the circuit board and have run a wire straight from the cockpit
toggle to the non functioning solinoids that countrol the furler
in the out mode.
The furler now works in both directions, but I will have to be extra carefull in the out mode. I will no longer have an alarm
buzzer to warm me of a motor overload when I am letting the main out. I will try to get a new circuit board from Eric Pearson
when I am in Puerto Vallarta
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