Re: [Amel] Re: Lofrans Tigres 1200w Windlass
Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
Judy and Bill,
Our anchor chain counter display seems to have gone south. I put photos on
the website, but do you have any literature on the display unit? Is this
or under photos ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER HELM DISPLAY
Kim and George
SM2K #353 Indecent
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:56 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Lofrans Tigres 1200w Windlass
I found the source of the reduced power to the windlass. It was the contact
points inside the windlass control box. I took photos and documented the
steps I took to solve this. You can view the photo at
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc The process starts by unscrewing the
famous Amel Thumb Screw to gain access...sheesh, BeBe has been ours for over
7 years and you would think that I would finally become complacent and not
be impressed with Amel!
Now I have 1 more reason to love the Amel Super Maramu. The simplicity of
service and the ability to access is once again superior to anything else
made. Amel really does care and it is so evident if you go through the steps
I suggest in the above photo link.
I believe that this example of the ease of removing, accessing,
troubleshooting, and servicing the control systems for the Electric Furler
and windlass is probably 100th time I have been amazed at the attention to
detail and serviceability.
Thanks do much for all of your suggestions.
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey
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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe"
contact points inside the windlass control box. I took photos and documented
the steps I took to solve this. I will post more tomorrow after I install a
new prop using the in-the-water tool. We pulled anchor outside a marina
today to enter the marina for a special 65th birthday dinner tonight. I
failed to secure the anchor snubber line and while backing the bow thruster
found the line for me.
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@>
solved by cleaning the carbon dust from the motor commutator, and then "
cutting back" theÂ accumulated gunk between the commutator segments.
routinely done, but withÂ the modern "replace not repair" seems to haveÂ Â This used to be an accepted part of dc motor maintenance, and was
later, I took the windlass off and stripped it completely, replacing all theÂ Â However, after doing that once, and it happening again, some 5 yrs
bearings and seals, and getting the motor serviced , cleaned, revarnished,
balanced and then replaced.
losing power.Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 11:06 PM
when the old batteries were weak, I did not notice a lack of power.
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