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
/ 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
is circa 1988.