Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wearing out bearing
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The excess sleeve that hangs over the wearing out bearing can easily be removed with a dremel tool. Takes a minute.
Also I was able to get the two sleeves to butt up against each other , Unfortunately I forgot how.
Why not just buy a few new ones from Amel they are only 149 euros each?
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2016 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wearing out bearing
Thanks a lot for providing details. That is very important.
I do not have the sleeves yet. I am just thinking how can I install two sleeves on the bushing. The wear bushing is 28 mm long plus 2 mm chamfer. That is total 30 mm.
A sleeve with a flange is 17 mm long. A sleeve without a flange is 14 mm. There will be a gap between the sleevs 1 mm or more. Totally two sleeves will cover cove 17+14+1=32 mm.
Therefore the second sleeve will cover the chamfer and overhang the wear bushing by 2 mm.
Is this correct??
It sounds like the issue is that you are trying to push on the edge of the sleeve, which is incorrect. You must only push on the flange, never on the edge of the sleeve. No special tools needed.
You install the first sleeve with the flange side down, that is, the flange goes on first and you do not remove that flange. Again, you are pushing on the flange, not the edge. You then cut a notch in the flange of the second sleeve and then put it on again flange first, sliding it down so it is very close to the first one. Again, you only push on the flanges, not the edge of the sleeve. Finally, you take a pliers and remove the flange of the second sleeve (not the first sleeve). There will be a small gap between the two sleeves after you remove the flange - not a problem as no seals rub there.
Hope that helps,
Cheers, Craig, SN#68 Sangaris
I have reviewed the instructions. Instructions are not applicable for our case.