Originally Posted by Albro359
I emailed Selden and have no reply from them
I already have the coimplete parts list - just no parts !!
I had to replace a broken drum (part b17) as the ear broke off. Tip kiddies - don't winch
the genny halyard
- ever! You do not want sail loads on part b17 and a14! These parts are plastic, although Selden has reinforced these parts from the original design.
I also found getting the used forestay back through parts B30 and B29 was a non-starter and had to order a new forestay part E1. Wish I had known that upfront. Caused a two week delay in the fix.
I ended up buying
b17, b30, b29 and e1. I think I bought a couple of other servicing parts and the top drum unit a14 as I wanted the new design plastic up there. I lost
a couple of balls during disassembly as I first pulled it apart on the boat (bad idea) and balls scattered all over the foredeck and into the water
, but was able to source locally.
The unit is a bit of a rubiks cube but logic and patience will win the day. There are two plastic bits that make up the lower drum and "screw" together and have a locking tang internally. If I recall
there is a plug
or two to pull to get a small screwdriver in to release the tang. Be patient and don't force this part.
I used a common grease to pack the loose balls in the races. Patience also needed here. Make sure you count the balls in each race
- they don't all take the same number of balls. Use the parts list.
Finally - Apparently you can't source from Selden - they didn't respond to me either. Use the "dealer network" tool on their website to locate a dealer. I used Quantum Singapore
. Unfortunately I paid a markup. Fortunately he got the parts all the way to Singapore
and his loft and I just picked them up.
2 years ago when this happened there was no parts shortage. Not sure if anything has changed. The total bill for me wasn't cheap
including the new forestay. I think the far side of $400 including shipping