Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Guidance on replacing Engine tray mounts
Hello James and Louise,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Congratulations on your new Amel. They are great boats, and this forum is a fantastic resource to help get you through the learning curve.
With regards to your engine mounts, I would have them changed, and re-aligned before you use the boat much. Poor alignment and worn mounts can lead to breaking the coupling, or even worse, the coupling and the shaft could break. If you can find a mechanic that has done this before on an SM, that would be ideal. It can be done by a very handy owner, but requires lifting the engine a bit, and the alignment procedure is critical. Did I mention, it is not a fun job. Usually, Olivier is listening, and he has a very detailed alignment procedure he can provide. If he does not chime in soon, I’ll find my copy of the procedure, and forward it to you.
Enjoy your new boat.
Aloha SM 72
On Aug 6, 2018, at 5:03 AM, jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: