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Old 10-07-2010, 21:22   #1
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Need Advice - Hood StoWay Hydraulic Furling

Hi Everyone,
Just back from a 10 day cruise of Tioman Island (off Malaysia) and my Hood hydraulic stowaway furling stopped functioning properly.

Perhaps some one has an e manual on this, or advice on what needs to be done to overcome the problem.

The problem: While unfurling, it simply stopped. When I pressed the button again, it gave a half twist and then returned to the same position as if it has a hydraulic lock.
We used the manual handle to unfurl the sail completely, and this was no easy task because we would get two or three turns on the handle and then it became stiff again, and wanted to return to the original position. After a few moments the resistance reduced a little and we could turn the handle a few more turns. It took 30 mins to unfurl the sail
We manually unfurled the sail completely and confirmed it was not binding anywhere. Even on the last turn to unfurl the sail, we tried it hydraulically and the same half turn and return to original position occurred.

When fully unfurled, it furls as normal. So, we're suspecting a solenoid has failed..
Can anyone help me out here?

Also, I am a little confused in the Hood / Lewmar / Navtec relationship.
I have a Lewmar commander system, 5 Lewmar hydraulic winches, i Navtec hydraulic jib fuler, and an apparent (basis old paperwork) Hood Stowaway in mast furling.

All equipment is circa 1988.

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I wonder what Slokum would have done to that gizmo with his tool kit( read hammer)
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All, Thanks for your replies. I'm gonna get that hammer out!
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Releasing tension on in mast furler.

I need to remove my in mast roller furling motor. I have a Hood stowaway system.(hydaulic.)
My problem is that I do not know how to release the tension between in the stay between the motor and the mast head. Can any one help???
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Re: Releasing tension on in mast furler.

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I need to remove my in mast roller furling motor. I have a Hood stowaway system.(hydaulic.)
My problem is that I do not know how to release the tension between in the stay between the motor and the mast head. Can any one help???
Thanks.
I have a Hood hydraulic in mast furler that has just died. I pulled the hydraulic pump out yesterday. The DC motor is kaput needs rewinding. Mine is a Monarch pump from Gran Rapids USA. They are a common system also used in Thieman truck tailgate lifts. My pump motor is located in my engine room very easy to get at. You need the correct size plugs to screw into your lines so oil doesnt drip everywhere & give you a bleeding problem later. The hydraulic motors in my system conect to the mast by a chain drive with the motor outside the mast in a neat stainless cover. There is a stay running up the centre of the foil,inside the mast you can reach the turnbuckle to losen it by removing the cover plate. You will need some locktite freeeze & release to help if it's frozen & correct size spanners no room for adjustables and a set of vice grips to grab the upper swage as you undo the turnbuckle.
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I have a Hood hydraulic in mast furler that has just died. I pulled the hydraulic pump out yesterday. The DC motor is kaput needs rewinding. Mine is a Monarch pump from Gran Rapids USA. They are a common system also used in Thieman truck tailgate lifts. My pump motor is located in my engine room very easy to get at. You need the correct size plugs to screw into your lines so oil doesnt drip everywhere & give you a bleeding problem later. The hydraulic motors in my system conect to the mast by a chain drive with the motor outside the mast in a neat stainless cover. There is a stay running up the centre of the foil,inside the mast you can reach the turnbuckle to losen it by removing the cover plate. You will need some locktite freeeze & release to help if it's frozen & correct size spanners no room for adjustables and a set of vice grips to grab the upper swage as you undo the turnbuckle.
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Lol just realized how old this thread was never mind hope you got it sorted.
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