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Re: [Amel] Shaft replacement

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

My shaft is s/s with a 100 hp yanmar.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bob Sarff
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Shaft replacement





The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance and I' being told thAt
I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a
Yanmar). Te popo shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a
bronze one. Is there a problem making thin change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173


Re: Message for Ian Shepperd of CRUSADER re Silent block for wind generator.

Ian Shepherd
 

Hi JP & Christine,

how lucky you are to be over there. Well at least for the next 12 weeks .....

Good to hear from you. If you look up message 10173 you will find the info you require including the website link to Antivibration Mountings.

I will send you an email from Crusader53. It should have worked for you.

Make sure the generator does not blow away in the next hurricane!

Ian SM 414 Crusader Larnaca Cyprus - me in the UK for a few days

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, galacsea2000 <no_reply@...> wrote:

Hi Ian,

Here is JP & Christine on GalacSea. All email addresses I have for you seem out of date (crusader53@, ocean53@, g4ljf@), thus this message.
We are know in Martinique and need to purchase again the silent blocks you had installed atop your mizzen mast.
Would you be so kind to remind us of the brand and model you got and the mail or website of the maker.
Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.
JP (galacsea at halphen.org)


Re: wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

sbmesasailor
 

You might want to try polishing first.  It's labor intensive but the results may be acceptable and you'll only be out the cost of the polishing material which is much less than $100 including the electric buffer.  Look into what airport maintenance people use to polish small plane curved windscreens -usually takes two or three applications on varying coarseness of liquid polish (have had some success myself).
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Ecuador

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Re: Aft locker on Maramu - improving drainage

sbmesasailor
 

We also have our propane in the aft deck locker.  We wanted to be sure that if we had a propane leak that the propane would be sure to drain out the locker drain at the bottom and I'm not sure that would happen readily if the hole in the lid ledge was sealed off?
 
BTW Dave, the Hydrovane worked great from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Unfortunately we only had two days of good wind.
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Ecuador


Re: [Amel] Water Tank Inspection and Removal of Fridge and Freezer

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ann-Sofie,

See the two long screws on the starboard and aft side of the freezer that I removed. I m not sure where the freezer that you are asking about would be similarly secured. The Port side and top, Yes.

Hope this helps. Let us all know what you find.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Cyprus

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:


Thanks for the URL, I did search befor I posted, but did not find it......

Do you think it is the same procedure for the other fridge/freezer ( on the opposit side of the table)?

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232
in Argostoli at Cephalonia, Greece




To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: yahoogroups@...
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 14:54:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Water Tank Inspection and Removal of Fridge and Freezer





I documented the process of getting access to the three fresh water tank inspection ports, including the removal of the freezer in BeBe SM2k, #387.

See the 3 Water Tank Inspection and Cleaning Photos here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/364756240/pic/list

To ensure the photos are large enough for you, select View: "Original"

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently N. Cyprus






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Re: [Amel] Water Tank Inspection and Removal of Fridge and Freezer

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Thanks for the URL, I did search befor I posted, but did not find it......

Do you think it is the same procedure for the other fridge/freezer ( on the opposit side of the table)?

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232
in Argostoli at Cephalonia, Greece




To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: yahoogroups@svbebe.com
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 14:54:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Water Tank Inspection and Removal of Fridge and Freezer





I documented the process of getting access to the three fresh water tank inspection ports, including the removal of the freezer in BeBe SM2k, #387.

See the 3 Water Tank Inspection and Cleaning Photos here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/364756240/pic/list

To ensure the photos are large enough for you, select View: "Original"

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently N. Cyprus






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Message for Ian Shepperd of CRUSADER re Silent block for wind generator.

galacsea2000 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Ian,

Here is JP & Christine on GalacSea. All email addresses I have for you seem out of date (crusader53@, ocean53@, g4ljf@), thus this message.
We are know in Martinique and need to purchase again the silent blocks you had installed atop your mizzen mast.
Would you be so kind to remind us of the brand and model you got and the mail or website of the maker.
Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.
JP (galacsea at halphen.org)


Re: Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Rink De Haan
 

If you can't wait to read the article, buy a digital copy at the Apple store or on Zinio.com for apple or windows. It's available from today. The article is a praise for Amel and makes you proud to be an Amel sailor.

Cheers,

Rink
SM2000 #330
Razor's Edge


Re: Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Dave_Benjamin
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Hi Anne and John,
 
We're in contact with Toby Hodges who wrote the article to see if Yachting World will release a pdf copy for posting on the site.  It will be better quality than my efforts.
 
In the meantime here is the video link: http://www.yachtingworld.com/video/boat-tests/531402/1/amel-55-video
 
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461


________________________________
From: Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 12:27
Subject: Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel



 

Hello Mike and Peta,
Any chance of you scanning or photographing the articles and putting them into the files section?
Regards, Anne and John,SM319

From: mike.k.johnson@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:39 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Hi,

The May edition of Yachting World has 2 very good articles on Henri Amel and the Amel 55.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461

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Re: [Amel] Lexan wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

joseph mc donnell
 

Hi Ross
Before you go to the cost of changing the windshield, have you thought about trying to removing the crazing with a mild abrasive. There are products specific for the purpose, but the metal polish BRASSSO is cheaper and does the same job. The problem you will have then, is the amount of elbow grease required. A cheap orbital polisher might help.
Regards Joe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller <richard03801@...> wrote:

Hi Ross, we replaced the windshield on both of our Amels using lexsan clear sheets,  Joel is correct when he talked about night vision.  When using Lexan you get to benefits one is that you cut, bevel, counter sink, and drill the stuff without fear of cracking.  It is by far stronger then Plexie the down side is it takes more care when cleaning, the up side is it is very much stronger then Plexisglass size for size and cost a bit more.  In fact it is used to make bullet proof windows.
We used our old windows for patterns in both cutting and drilling. 

Best of luck.
Richard SM 209 in Annapolis for sale with new windows.



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From: Joel F Potter <jfpottercys@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 7:18 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989


 
Hi Ross, I believe your plexiglas is original and has given good service.
Over the years I have noticed that boats near oil/coal fired power plants
have more crazing on the plexi. Don't tint the replacement. It will ruin
your ability to see stuff when the sun goes down. Good sunglasses are a
better solution for daylight opperations.

You should wash plexi and similar products with lots and lots of cool water
and a soft wash mitt, never use a deck brush. Mild detergent/Boat Soap is
all you need, soften any gifts from the birds and gritty dirt with plenty of
water. Last time I did a pair on a boat for resale here in Fort Lauderdale
it was about $350 per side, drilled, countersunk and ready to install. Don't
try to drill this stuff yourself, it will crack unless you have tools made
specifically for the material. Ask me how I learned this.

All the best,

Joel

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@...> jfpottercys@...

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys> www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rossny@...
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

Hello, my plastic is very crazed, it is 3/8" clear. Is this normal or was it
cleaned with the wrong product? Has anyone replaced with tinted plastic? All
tips and comments are appreciated. Thanks, ross

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Re: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54

Sailing Vessel Bozo Cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

Joel,



Thank you for the information. We are going to use the dishwasher a couple
of times to try it out then make up our mind as to whether to continue with
the plan to remove it.

Give our best to Vela,

Gary & Joanne



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joel F Potter
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54





HI Gary and Joanne. As you probably recall, I have owned a couple 53’s and a
54’ The dishwashers are different, the 53 having a now out of production top
loading unit and the 54 a conventional front loader. From memory, they both
use a bit less than four gallons of water and get the water heated up to
about 175F. I believe this is less or the same water (who cares, you have a
watermaker that lasts longer if you use it frequently) as hand washing a
whole full sized day’s load and the hot water kills stuff that water you can
put your hands in won’t. All this said, about ¼ of all the Amel’s I sell
have seldom if ever had the dishwasher employed. It is fairly easy to remove
the dishwasher if you trace the water feed back to a junction and cap it off
securely there.

All the best,

Joel

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@att.net <mailto:jfpottercys%40att.net> >
jfpottercys@att.net <mailto:jfpottercys%40att.net>

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys>







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Re: [Amel] Maramu #29 - refinishing inside of water tank

Dave_Benjamin
 

Hi Conn and Kirsty,

I've had an email exchange with Joel Potter who told me our experience is typical. Amels don't seem to have any keel bolt issues like other older boats so often do. When I get pictures posted you'll see that most of the bolts look like they were installed a month ago. you can visually inspect the bolts next time you clean your water tanks. They are plainly visible on our boat but I think some Amels have the bolts covered with some sort of epoxy. I have found a pressure washer useful for cleaning the tanks.

By the way, I've been impressed from what I've seen of the Mango. Seems like a larger Maramu with some common features of the SM but it retains the simplicity of the Maramu. Hope you are enjoying yours.



Regards,

Dave Benjamin
S/V Exit Strategy
Maramu #29

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...> wrote:

Thats good to hear about your keel bolts Dave, I often wonder about ours if they should be checked / inspected on our 30 year old Mango. Did you remove any for inspection.
 
Conn & Kirsty
Mango # 28 SV Jasmyn
Townsville Marina


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 2:26 PM
Subject: [Amel] Maramu #29 - refinishing inside of water tank


 
One of the sections inside the water tank has gel coat or whatever Amel used peeling off of it in a few sections. My guess is there was some contamination or something that reduced adhesion at time of manufacture. I've spoken to a few people about what to use and it sounds like an epoxy paint approved for use in potable water systems may work best.

Just curious if anyone else with an older Maramu has done anything in the inside of their tanks. Luckily this is one of the forward tank sections and relatively easy to reach.

Our keel bolts and backing plates look great. Very impressive for a 33 year old boat.

I'll get some pictures before I put it back together.




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Re: [Amel] "C" Drive upper shaft

karkauai
 

I'm waiting for a quote from Amel now, Craig.  We're also talking to machine shops in Puerto Rico, but I'm told that the one from Amel will be "hardened" and one made in PR will not.  Not sure what to make of that yet.  I'll let you know more when I know more.
Hi to Catherine, hope all's well on Sangaris.
Kent
1999 SM 243
KRISTY


________________________________
From: sv Sangaris <sangaris@aol.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:56 AM
Subject: [Amel] "C" Drive upper shaft


 
Hi Kent,
From your comment in your post about the Yanmar (quoted below), it looks like you've had to go back to Amel to replace your "C" Drive input shaft, I'm sure at great expense. Just curious as to the reason you couldn't get a new one machined locally? Sorry to see you out of commission.
Craig Briggs, sv SANGARIS

Excerpted from Kent's earlier post on a different topic:
"...Now, you might have noticed my posts about the upper horizontal shaft of my prop drive breaking last month..... When (If) we ever get the new shaft from Amel we'll look carefully at the transmission to see if there's anything else going on that could have contributed to the failure and let you all know if we do find anything.

In short, I'm very happy with the new Yanmar and wouldn't hesitate to recommend
it.
Kent SM 243 KRISTY"


Re: [Amel] Shaft replacement

Bsarff <bsarff@...>
 

Great.....thanks for the quick reply.

Bob



On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:44 AM, Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:

It is not an issue. We did it on our earlier Amel be sure to install zincs.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 11, 2012, at 9:50, "Bob Sarff" <bsarff@comcast.net> wrote:

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance and I' being told thAt I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). Te popo shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making thin change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173




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Re: [Amel] Shaft replacement

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

It is not an issue. We did it on our earlier Amel be sure to install zincs.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 11, 2012, at 9:50, "Bob Sarff" <bsarff@comcast.net> wrote:

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance and I' being told thAt I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). Te popo shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making thin change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173




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Re: [Amel] Re: BATTERY CHARGERS

Bill <leonorebt@...>
 

Hello, this is Bill again. You might try running your generator so that the source of power is adequate.

William Rahmig

On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:24 AM, "jsrogers47" <jsrogers@charter.net> wrote:

Hello
I have a 240v/24v 100 amp Mastervolt battery charger. My 8 batteries were fully charged and the display indicated "Float". I turned off the charger at the circuit breaker and allowed the batteries to discharge to 75% by normal use. Then when I reset the circuit breaker but the charger no longer charged.

Has anyone heard of this happening and know what went wrong, and what it necessary to restore operation or am I looking at buying a new one.

Thank you.

John Rogers
SM #105, It's Good
Stamford, CT

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "WilliamR" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

THIS IS BILL ON LEONORE OF SARK SM72. I READ WHERE SEVERAL FOLKS WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIGH AMPERAGE BATTERY CHARGERS WHEN AT THE DOCK WITH REDUCED POWER AVAILABLE.
MY SOLUTION IS THE MASTERVOLT CHARGER WHICH IS A WONDERFUL UNIT. IT HAS THE STANDARD VOLTAGE SETTINGS FOR BULK, ABSORPTION AND FLOAT PHASES OF 28.8, 28.5 AND 26.5V. MINE IS 80A 24V UNIT.
THE BEAUTY IS THAT THE VOLTAGES ARE PROGRAMABLE SO THAT IF AT THE DOCK YOU CAN SET THE BULK VOLTAGE TO SAY 26.5 SO THE AMPS ARE REDUCED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU DO NOT OVERLOAD ANYTHING. YOU CAN EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT VOLTAGES TO SUIT YOUR OWN NEEDS. BUT USUALLY ONCE YOU GET BY THE BULK PHASE THE AMP DRAW IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE ABSORPTION AND FLOAT STAGES.
THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR TWO CHARGERS!

ANOTHER WONDERFUL ASPECT OF THE MASTERVOLT IS THAT AFTER THE BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED AND YOU DECIDE YOU NEED TO EQUALIZE, YOU CAN RUN UP THE FLOAT VOLTAGE TO SAY 28 OR 30 VOLTS AND IN ESSENSE HAVE AN EQUALIZE FUNCTION WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TRIGGER THEIR DIP SWITCH FOR THAT PURPOSE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO REACH. CAUTION! YOU MUST MANUALLY RESET THE FLOAT VOLTAGE AFTER YOU HAVE EQUALIZED AS DETERMINED BY HYDROMETER READINGS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COOK YOUR BATTERIES AS THERE IS NO TIME OUT AS THERE IS WITH A TRUE EQUALIZE.

I HAVE FOUND THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

BY THE WAY, AFTER MANY YEARS SAILING, LEONORE IS FOR SALE. SEE HER WEB SITE: WWW.AMELYACHT.COM

FAIR WINDS, BILL AND TRUDY


Re: [Amel] Re: BATTERY CHARGERS

Bill <leonorebt@...>
 

Hello John,
Check the charger screen for error messages or other indications of a problem. what is your source of power to the charger? If dock power it may not be enough to run the system in bulk mode unless you cut back the voltage on the bulk phase to something like 26V so that the charge can take place with dock power. In order to control the mastervolt unit you do need the remote attached. Hope this helps.

William Rahmig


On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:24 AM, "jsrogers47" <jsrogers@charter.net> wrote:

Hello
I have a 240v/24v 100 amp Mastervolt battery charger. My 8 batteries were fully charged and the display indicated "Float". I turned off the charger at the circuit breaker and allowed the batteries to discharge to 75% by normal use. Then when I reset the circuit breaker but the charger no longer charged.

Has anyone heard of this happening and know what went wrong, and what it necessary to restore operation or am I looking at buying a new one.

Thank you.

John Rogers
SM #105, It's Good
Stamford, CT

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "WilliamR" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

THIS IS BILL ON LEONORE OF SARK SM72. I READ WHERE SEVERAL FOLKS WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIGH AMPERAGE BATTERY CHARGERS WHEN AT THE DOCK WITH REDUCED POWER AVAILABLE.
MY SOLUTION IS THE MASTERVOLT CHARGER WHICH IS A WONDERFUL UNIT. IT HAS THE STANDARD VOLTAGE SETTINGS FOR BULK, ABSORPTION AND FLOAT PHASES OF 28.8, 28.5 AND 26.5V. MINE IS 80A 24V UNIT.
THE BEAUTY IS THAT THE VOLTAGES ARE PROGRAMABLE SO THAT IF AT THE DOCK YOU CAN SET THE BULK VOLTAGE TO SAY 26.5 SO THE AMPS ARE REDUCED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU DO NOT OVERLOAD ANYTHING. YOU CAN EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT VOLTAGES TO SUIT YOUR OWN NEEDS. BUT USUALLY ONCE YOU GET BY THE BULK PHASE THE AMP DRAW IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE ABSORPTION AND FLOAT STAGES.
THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR TWO CHARGERS!

ANOTHER WONDERFUL ASPECT OF THE MASTERVOLT IS THAT AFTER THE BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED AND YOU DECIDE YOU NEED TO EQUALIZE, YOU CAN RUN UP THE FLOAT VOLTAGE TO SAY 28 OR 30 VOLTS AND IN ESSENSE HAVE AN EQUALIZE FUNCTION WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TRIGGER THEIR DIP SWITCH FOR THAT PURPOSE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO REACH. CAUTION! YOU MUST MANUALLY RESET THE FLOAT VOLTAGE AFTER YOU HAVE EQUALIZED AS DETERMINED BY HYDROMETER READINGS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COOK YOUR BATTERIES AS THERE IS NO TIME OUT AS THERE IS WITH A TRUE EQUALIZE.

I HAVE FOUND THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

BY THE WAY, AFTER MANY YEARS SAILING, LEONORE IS FOR SALE. SEE HER WEB SITE: WWW.AMELYACHT.COM

FAIR WINDS, BILL AND TRUDY

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Re: Shaft replacement

Bob Sarff <bsarff@...>
 

Corrected some typo errors.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Sarff" <bsarff@...> wrote:

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance (it's .008 inch at tapered section) and I'm being told that I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). The prop shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making this change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173


"C" Drive upper shaft

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
From your comment in your post about the Yanmar (quoted below), it looks like you've had to go back to Amel to replace your "C" Drive input shaft, I'm sure at great expense. Just curious as to the reason you couldn't get a new one machined locally? Sorry to see you out of commission.
Craig Briggs, sv SANGARIS

Excerpted from Kent's earlier post on a different topic:
"...Now, you might have noticed my posts about the upper horizontal shaft of my prop drive breaking last month..... When (If) we ever get the new shaft from Amel we'll look carefully at the transmission to see if there's anything else going on that could have contributed to the failure and let you all know if we do find anything.

In short, I'm very happy with the new Yanmar and wouldn't hesitate to recommend
it.
Kent SM 243 KRISTY"


Shaft replacement

Bob Sarff <bsarff@...>
 

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance and I' being told thAt I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). Te popo shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making thin change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173