Re: seals orientation
Hello, I'm Arnold with the SM 203 Zephyr,
In March 2019, in Nice, I changed the seals with Amel OEM. After 150 hours of engine and 1600 NM, I was able to detect a water ingress in the C-Drive. Of course I ordered the new seals from Maude. In the discussion with the mechanic, he drew my attention to the spring rings of Amel, as they were magnetic after the test. I am currently ashore and have exchanged the two rear spring washers for O-rings to counteract the corrosion on the seawater side. Whereby I would like to follow the installation position of Amel.
In the meantime I decided to use only 1.4571 spring washers.
After the discussion is already very lively, I would be glad about a feedback.
Sorry my english !!
SY Zephyr SM 203
in Grado northern Adriatic
Am 26.10.2019 um 17:40 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:
I will also throw in my 2 cents. One of the major reasons we elected to buy an Amel, was that the boat concept, its design and systems had been tested for decades, in conditions that we expected to encounter.
It is my belief that any design can be improved on. However without sufficient of real world testing, the success of the improvement is only theoretical. Design changes sometimes have unintended consequences that only show up after time. In my opinion, if there is a proven design, on a critical system that has performed for decades if done correctly, should not be changed without sufficient real world testing.
Mohammad & Aty
Amel 54 #099
On Oct 26, 2019, at 8:01 AM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:
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SY Zephyr SM203