Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] C Drive Photos

Craig Briggs


No, just the one of lifting the upper unit with "trumpet" attached and the other pic of the upper unit suspended in the cockpit. I ran a line around the upper bracket of the upper unit with each end to the primary winches. Then I had a second line lifting on the C drive's input shaft going up to the main sheet sheave on the boom and forward to the main mast balooner winch to give as much vertical lift as possible. That gave a pretty good straight up lift and, after tensioning the lines to, I'd guess, 3 or 4 hundred pounds, a couple of taps on the trumpet popped it loose and it lifted up about 2 inches. Easy from there.

Is the SM "C drive" just a little longer than my SN drive.  I'd thought they were identical.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

Hi Craig,

Wow you did some job on that sail drive. Although it is different than the Super Maramu it is similar in many ways. Do you have more photos of the engine room side?

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 7:03 AM
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] C Drive Photos



Hi Eric, 

Have sent the pics to your private email. 


Btw, as I did this project I noticed there's a drain hole in the bottom of the lower C drive, similar to the hole in the bottom of the rudder, as that section below the propeller is simply a hollow fairing. One more interesting Amel design detail.  So if you get water weeping from the C drive after you haul, this is why. Worth cleaning up any fouling in the gap between the keel shoe plate and the bottom of the C drive.



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