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Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Craig Briggs
 

Colin,
It sounds as though you are "on-the-hard" (unless you changed the prop and oil seal underwater), hence I'd recommend you simply drop the unit, turn it over to drain the old oil, refill and reinstall. Since you've just done that a few months ago, I should think you wouldn't have to "fight" any corrosion that would make removal difficult. Plus, since you've had an oil leak it's likely the old oil is contaminated with water and should be drained.

If, however, you're set on refilling with it in place, I suppose you could try to do so by removing just one of the bolts holding the support tube and insert a small tube through the bolt hole and introduce the oil that way. I've got an outboard motor lower unit gear oil hand pump with a long tube that could work, although I've not tried it myself. Inexpensive at any Chandlery. You'd probably want to remove a second bolt so you can see when the oil comes up to the top.

And, yes, the oil simply goes in adjacent to the drive shaft and fills up the supporting tube.

Let us know if this works and if it's easier than just dropping the unit.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS" in Leros, GR

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
.... My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?


Re: [Amel] Wind generator

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi there, We installed a wind generator on top of the mizzen of SM299 and am very happy with it. Ours is a German made Super Wind, expensive but robust, and very quiet. We just never hear it. As to antennas, ours are all on the main mast and I don't think they would successfully cohabit with a wind generator on the mizzen.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonuji
New Zealand

From: "jlucmertz@..." <jluc.mertz@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, 4 May 2012 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator


 
Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
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02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a écrit :

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328


Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Peter, The unit is just a push fit, a tube about 5 inches long, possibly with an O ring ( don't remember).It just prised out with a screwdriver--or maybe screw an eye into the cork part and pull. Ian

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: peterkillen@...
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 10:13:12 +0100
Subject: Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi Bill and Judy. Many thanks for the reply. The main problem is trying to remove the unit situated behind the cork without damaging the area. How did you do this?
Peter

Sent from my iPhone

On 3 May 2012, at 09:19, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: peterkillen@...
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Peter Killen
 

Hi Bill and Judy. Got it sorted! Many thanks for the advice. Launch tomorrow so will soon see if it works
Peter
On 3 May 2012, at 11:19, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: peterkillen@...
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

ldesalvo@...
 

Vito:
I am definitely interested in the outhaul motor and gear box for the
main sail.
Also I am interested in the starter for the Volvo motor. I have the
TMD22B motor but hopefully the starter is an exact fit. Let me know
the part number when you can.
I have a 6.5 KW Onan generator and if the parts you have will fit I
would be interested in them as well.
How much are you asking for the above items?
Thanks for your quick response.

Jim DeSalvo
206 650-3901
SM207

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 15:43:05 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Jim
 
I am located in NY. My hull # was 283 she is an SM2000 year 2000
 
Briefly this is what I have
 
Outhaul motor and gear box for the main sail Brand new from Amel
never used.
 
gaeteff 160 genoa that came with the boat used 2 seasons
 
Starter motor for the TMD22p volvo motor
 
Heat exchange for the onan 7kw genset
 
prop for bow thruster
 
3 Wooden steps that replace the blue steps original from amel. I also
have wooden covers that replace the blue covers under the table and I
have the wood insert that goes under the chart table. My boat was the
only SM2000 that had wooden floors from the factory. Long story but i
did not replace all the pannels.
 
I also have various relays and sensors for the genset, and a few
other misc. I will try and get part #s.
 
Let me know what you are intrested in.
 
Vito

From: "ldesalvo@..." <ldesalvo@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Spare parts for sale


 
Hello Vito,

I know you enjoyed your boat and now you are on to a different life.

Thank you for your email. I am in need of most of the items you have
listed. I am based on the west coat of the US but am currentely in
Mexico, Mazatlan.
Where are you located?
Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Can you list the parts and part numbers.

Jim DeSalvo,
SV/LIEBLING
SM#207

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 20:51:20 -0000

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000.
After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale
including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff
headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact
me
if you have any intrest.

ASM283@...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino



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Re: [Amel] Wind generator

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

We have ours about 6 feet below the mizzen spreader. Easy to service and it looks like it belongs there as its a good compliment to the radar dome. A little problem with the mizzen ballloner, but very minor. If If I would stick a big pole on the back of my boat to hold a wind generator, my wife would kill me. She won't even let me put on davits.!! Not on her pretty boat !!. John, "Moon Dog" SM 248




To: amelyachtowners@...
From: jluc.mertz@...
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 14:57:19 +0200
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator





Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
----------------------------------------------------------
02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a crit :

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328

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Re: [Amel] Wind generator

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We have had a mizzen wind gen for the last 7 years.  Not an issue with noise or looks.  The bigger issue is your antennas.  You might think about putting those on a bar between the two aft stays. Having them in the same area as the gen is most likely to cause reception issues.
Good luck.
Richard SM 209 in Annapolis for sale.



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From: "jlucmertz@..." <jluc.mertz@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator


 
Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
----------------------------------------------------------
02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a écrit :

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328

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Re: [Amel] Wind generator

jlucmertz@gmail.com <jluc.mertz@...>
 

Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
------------------------------------------------------------------------
02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a écrit :


Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328


Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

At wat price you sell :

1. Outhaul motor and gear box for the main sail Brand new from Amel
never used.
2. Heat exchange for the onan 7kw genset
3. Prop for bow thruster

JLuc
CottonBay
France


Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Dear friends

I noticed a small leak of gear oil from bowthruster prop today so removed prop and changed the rubber oil seal. Since all other seals were replaced 5 months ago before our recent trip, I decided not to replace those yet, hence did not need to drop the entire unit out.

My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?

Kind regards,

Colin Streeter

colin.d.streeter@...

Island Pearl II - SM2k # 332

http://skipr.net/where-is/boat-pages/?boatid=799


Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Peter Killen
 

Hi Bill and Judy. Many thanks for the reply. The main problem is trying to remove the unit situated behind the cork without damaging the area. How did you do this?
Peter

On 3 May 2012, at 09:19, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: peterkillen@...
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: peterkillen@...
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



------------------------------------

Yahoo! Groups Links



Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

nz free
 

Hi Jim
 
I am located in NY. My hull # was 283 she is an SM2000 year 2000
 
Briefly this is what I have
 
Outhaul motor and gear box for the main sail Brand new from Amel never used.
 
gaeteff 160 genoa that came with the boat used 2 seasons
 
Starter motor for the TMD22p volvo motor
 
Heat exchange for the onan 7kw genset
 
prop for bow thruster
 
3 Wooden steps that replace the blue steps original from amel. I also have wooden covers that replace the blue covers under the table and I have the wood insert that goes under the chart table. My boat was the only SM2000 that had wooden floors from the factory. Long story but i did not replace all the pannels.
 
I also have various relays and sensors for the genset, and a few other misc. I will try and get part #s.
 
Let me know what you are intrested in.
 
Vito

From: "ldesalvo@..." <ldesalvo@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Spare parts for sale


 
Hello Vito,

I know you enjoyed your boat and now you are on to a different life.

Thank you for your email. I am in need of most of the items you have
listed. I am based on the west coat of the US but am currentely in
Mexico, Mazatlan.
Where are you located?
Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Can you list the parts and part numbers.

Jim DeSalvo,
SV/LIEBLING
SM#207

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 20:51:20 -0000

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000.
After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale
including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff
headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact me
if you have any intrest.

ASM283@...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino



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Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

KIMZ YAHOO <kcvabeach@...>
 

We are interested in your spare pigtail parts, what else do you have?


SM2K #353 Indecent

nz free <asm283@...> wrote:

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000. After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact me if you have any intrest.

ASM283@...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino


Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

ldesalvo@...
 

Hi Veto,
It's Jim DeSalvo again. I can also be reached by phone at 206
650-3901.
SV/LIEBLING
SM#207

ldesalvo@...

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 20:51:20 -0000

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000.
After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale
including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff
headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact me
if you have any intrest.

ASM283@...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino


Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

ldesalvo@...
 

Hello Vito,

I know you enjoyed your boat and now you are on to a different life.

Thank you for your email. I am in need of most of the items you have
listed. I am based on the west coat of the US but am currentely in
Mexico, Mazatlan.
Where are you located?
Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Can you list the parts and part numbers.

Jim DeSalvo,
SV/LIEBLING
SM#207

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 20:51:20 -0000

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000.
After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale
including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff
headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact me
if you have any intrest.

ASM283@...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino


Spare parts for sale

nz free
 

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000. After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact me if you have any intrest.

ASM283@...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino


B&G Speedometer

Peter Killen
 

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433


Re: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank

Rink De Haan
 

Yes, I had the same problem with our holding tank pipes too last year. I managed to free them with a combination of using an acid (guess it was an organic stuff) and a cable they use for pulling wire through pipes. This worked fine so far.

Cheers,

Rink de Haan
Razor's Edge
SM2k #330


Wind generator

p.aebersold
 

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328