Re: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches


Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi Joel,

Is this the same switch as is used on my boat?

Fair Winds

Eric







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Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:48 PM
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Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches





I was the salesman for the new Amel 54 to the unfortunate folks who suffered
the horrible calamity on board related to a runaway winch due to a failed
switch and have been grilled by the plaintiffs lawyers for hours, I am very
familiar with all the elements of this situation.

As soon as it happened, I called my best rigger and had him research and
obtain suitable Lewmar replacement switches almost immediately. The ones I
got were a drop on fit, designed to “fail safe” in the no power possible
mode. I am now advised that those particular switches are no longer
available.

The day before I replaced them and with two Amel colleagues in the cockpit
of my 54, the starboard side winch commenced operation all by itself without
anyone touching a switch…

We starred at each other incredulously. I replace all three powered winch
switches the same day.

Please fellow Amel owners. Do not take your sweet time with this. Replace
the switches the next time you are aboard.

All the best,

Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Martin
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Subject: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches

Joel.

Presumeably you have the switch kit for your 54. How have you solved the
starboard winch switch fitting rep[ortedly being too deep for the space
available?

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56

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Thanks Joel, you are indeed The Man!


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Thanks Joel. You da MAN!
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Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches

The 53 Super Maramu, except for perhaps the last few 2005 boats,
all had switches that were 'air operated' by a bellows that
pressured a connector plate to switch on the winches. It failed
in the 'can't work/fail safe mode' unlike the switches on the 54
.



All the best,

Joel



Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869

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