Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification--Stern Bumper
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Bill this was Maud’s final answer on the bumper
The old one is made from a mould that we do not have. Sorry we do not have any drawing the bumper.
This was her first answer
Rear bumper: not available. The part that we have are of very quality and cannot be sold for the moment. Sorry about that.
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification--Stern Bumper
When did Maud tell you this about the bumper? A few months ago I was told that Amel has them available, again. I did not verify that information.
I bought a few gearboxes from Leroy Somers here in the USA.
They contained all the essential parts but needed roller bearings.
I have a photo of what I received if you would like it.
I was doing some research for future use. I am going to get to the bottom of this and see if I can but a quantity
and distribute them to the group..
I also spoke with Maud to inquire about a new bumper for the stern. I have my last new one at home.
As we both like to have spares, I inquired, her response is that they no longer have the mold. I did refinish my existing one on the boat and it lasted one year. I would refinish it one more time but the internal fixture that holds the bolts in place is bent and the bumper sits on the stern with some spacing.
The bumper seems to be made in 3 parts. The internal strip with bolts. A firm foam rubber and a very thick vinyl coating. I would like to fabricate a new bumper if anyone has an idea of how to do this.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it makes perfect sense to me.
Earlier attempts by a member of this group to buy the gearbox direct were deflected by requiring a minimum order. It seems they want to sell these to their customer...and not their customer's customer.
Many suppliers are this way. Some are a little more sophisticated using price and quantity discounts to cause the deflection.
Amel has them in stock in France. Amel Caribe has them in Martinique, and EMEK Marine has them in Turkey. I don't think anyone has checked pricing to see if one is better, but most likely you should use the closest because of shipping costs.
Today I heard from the Transdrive company in England after receiving the correct model number and serial number of the gearbox.
Here is their answer.
Thank you for the serial number, you need to contact AMEL Chantiers in France in order to purchase. We cannot offer this unit.
It is like a dog chasing his tail
Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus
On 29/07/2015 16:27, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote: