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  1. #1
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    Default Achilles 840 Boom Roller Reefing Handle Removable

    Hello

    I want to remove the reefing handle that goes through the mast as I have positioned a new(Second Hand) gooseneck slightly lower and the old gooseneck is stopping the slugs moving down. The trouble is I just can not see how to do it. There is a circular piece of spring steel in a blind hole which needs to come out and release everything. Unfortunately it is hardened steel and I can not drill it out. I would like to dismantle the whole assembly but before I start with a hacksaw and angle grinder to remove it has anyone actually done this or recommend a not too destructive way to do it. The whole assembly looks original and in good condition and looks like a fit and forget system. I am open to any suggestions.

    Sean

  2. #2
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    Bradwell and Leigh-on-Sea
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    Default Re: Achilles 840 Boom Roller Reefing Handle Removable

    Not all who wander are lost

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Achilles 840 Boom Roller Reefing Handle Removable

    Thank you I have posted there now.

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    Sep 2001
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    Home West Sussex, Boat on Mooring in Gosport
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    Default Re: Achilles 840 Boom Roller Reefing Handle Removable

    I think the rolled steel is tapped into the hole and to get it out you knock it out (by tapped I mean hammered in not screwed into a tapped thread)

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Achilles 840 Boom Roller Reefing Handle Removable

    I managed to do it. I drilled a small hole all the way thru then drilled from the other side, then knocked the roll pin out. Actually not too difficult.

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