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SSB Radio antenna help

cbraz123 <cbrandoli@...>
 

I don't have an SSB radio on my supermaramu 2000 red line, but I'm planning to install one.
Can someone help me sending some photos of a good (best original) installation of antenna, tuner and connection between tuner and ground plate (I have it, original)
If it's difficult to post in the forum also by email.
Thank you
cbrandoli@tiscali.it


Re: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)

Jean Boucharlat
 

It should be.
If you still have belt problems you might check that the pulley alignment
(both on the engine and the alternator) is good. Belts on misaligned pulleys
ten to wear very fast.

Hope this helps,

Jean Boucharlat
Formerly SM 232

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lior 555
Sent: mercredi 20 juin 2012 12:27
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)

Dear Jean

Thank you very much for the information. From what I saw, the alternator has
now a double pulley drive.
When I was on the boat, I saw two belts connected to the alternator. Do you
think that it is enough?

Regards
Lior


2012/6/20 Jean Boucharlat <jean.boucharlat@orange.fr>

**


This problem is linked to the fact that the original alternator on the
early 54's was too powerful for the single belt driving it and,
therefore, the belt wore down too fast and had to be replaced often.

On later 54's, Amel mounted a double pulley and belt capable of
driving the powerful alternator.

So the solution for you is either to mount the less powerful
alternator, which should be quite sufficient, or to change to a double
pulley drive.

All the best,

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lior 555
Sent: mercredi 20 juin 2012 11:26
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)


Hi all

I will be very soon a proud owner of Amel 54.
I know from the previous owner that he had a problem with the
alternator on the Volvo engine. He had to change the belts very often.
He informed Amel about the problem and they sent him a new alternator
(smaller). The problem is that it is quite difficult to change it.
So they did not change it yet.

I would be very happy if someone could give me a feedback about this
problem. Did someone had also this problem?

Thanks
Lior











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Re: Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)

gallivantbob <bobh@...>
 

Lior,
Like you I am a new owner of a 2006 Amel 54, and am learning the systems. I purchased Gallivant in January. I have the double pulleys on the 175 amp alternator. There was 4 extra sets of belts on the boat when I bought it. That made me suspicious. I have put about 60 hours on the engine so far. I have noticed that I have had to tighten the belts a few times. One day motoring a coolant hose that comes from the front of the engine, down the starboard side and around the back of the engine to the water heater, rubbed on the alternator belts. The hose broke and sprayed coolant all over the engine room, and one belt came apart into tiny scraps. I re-routed the hose on the port side of the engine, away from the belts, and put a new set of belts on the alternator. While I still have limited experience, I am sure we want to carry many spare belts. Also, the 175 amp alternator does a great job, I will keep mine and keep changing belts if necessary.
Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31
currently on the hard in Grenada


Re: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)

lior 555 <lior246@...>
 

Dear Jean

Thank you very much for the information. From what I saw, the alternator
has now a double pulley drive.
When I was on the boat, I saw two belts connected to the alternator. Do you
think that it is enough?

Regards
Lior


2012/6/20 Jean Boucharlat <jean.boucharlat@orange.fr>

**


This problem is linked to the fact that the original alternator on the
early
54's was too powerful for the single belt driving it and, therefore, the
belt wore down too fast and had to be replaced often.

On later 54's, Amel mounted a double pulley and belt capable of driving the
powerful alternator.

So the solution for you is either to mount the less powerful alternator,
which should be quite sufficient, or to change to a double pulley drive.

All the best,

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lior 555
Sent: mercredi 20 juin 2012 11:26
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)


Hi all

I will be very soon a proud owner of Amel 54.
I know from the previous owner that he had a problem with the alternator on
the Volvo engine. He had to change the belts very often.
He informed Amel about the problem and they sent him a new alternator
(smaller). The problem is that it is quite difficult to change it.
So they did not change it yet.

I would be very happy if someone could give me a feedback about this
problem. Did someone had also this problem?

Thanks
Lior

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Re: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)

Jean Boucharlat
 

This problem is linked to the fact that the original alternator on the early
54's was too powerful for the single belt driving it and, therefore, the
belt wore down too fast and had to be replaced often.

On later 54's, Amel mounted a double pulley and belt capable of driving the
powerful alternator.

So the solution for you is either to mount the less powerful alternator,
which should be quite sufficient, or to change to a double pulley drive.



All the best,



Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lior 555
Sent: mercredi 20 juin 2012 11:26
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)





Hi all

I will be very soon a proud owner of Amel 54.
I know from the previous owner that he had a problem with the alternator on
the Volvo engine. He had to change the belts very often.
He informed Amel about the problem and they sent him a new alternator
(smaller). The problem is that it is quite difficult to change it.
So they did not change it yet.

I would be very happy if someone could give me a feedback about this
problem. Did someone had also this problem?

Thanks
Lior


Alternator of Amel 54 (2006)

lior 555 <lior246@...>
 

Hi all

I will be very soon a proud owner of Amel 54.
I know from the previous owner that he had a problem with the alternator on
the Volvo engine. He had to change the belts very often.
He informed Amel about the problem and they sent him a new alternator
(smaller). The problem is that it is quite difficult to change it.
So they did not change it yet.

I would be very happy if someone could give me a feedback about this
problem. Did someone had also this problem?

Thanks
Lior


Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

I hope you get an answer Stefano, we are also having issues. I had the
sensor replaced and the diode (thanks Jluc) but every time I turn on the
display it illuminates then shuts off which we think is a short.



The wiring has been a bear, the wiring schematic shows

Top left of schematic displays three Power leads but only the bottom two are
used (white and brown in that order)

Top right shows three Sensor leads (brown, white and green in that order)

Bottom left three Tiller leads but only bottom two are used (brown, white in
that order)

Bottom right five leads which are not connected



The problem is when we dismantled the display, the bottom left Tiller leads
were wired white/brown instead of the schematic of brown/white.



The schematic does state (though no graphic)

Lighting

Reset Counter

Switch Off

RESET X

Reset 3 seconds

Reset 7 seconds



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Stefano Biffi
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY







Hallo everybody, i have some trouble with the counter indicator. I've
already changed the sensor and it works. Any one has the manual or the
instruction how to use the buttons on the chain indicator? Thanks
Stefano on board n'everest SM 195 in Sardinia


Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

Stefano Biffi
 

Hallo everybody, i have some trouble with the counter indicator. I've already changed the sensor and it works. Any one has the manual or the instruction how to use the buttons on the chain indicator? Thanks
Stefano on board n'everest SM 195 in Sardinia


Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

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

John,

50W GE #4505 is the bulb to use for main mast deck light...it is a spot type light. 50W GE #4593 for mizzen deck light...it is a fluted, diffused light.

Both are rated at 28vdc.

The last time I bought the 4505, I bought it from www.bulbconnection.com and paid $7.80USD each.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John S. Rogers" <jsrogers@...> wrote:

Just to confirm the GE 4505 bulb fits the Super Maramu, forward deck flood
light, which is below the steaming light.



John Rogers



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Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

John S. Rogers <jsrogers@...>
 

Just to confirm the GE 4505 bulb fits the Super Maramu, forward deck flood
light, which is below the steaming light.



John Rogers


Re: [Amel] Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator - Lower Mount

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

Eric,

24volt, 175 amp alternator.

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi,

Was this the mount for the 24 volt alternator or the 12v alternator?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite,





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator - Lower Mount





It was time to replace the 3 V belts on the 100hp Yanmar on BeBe, even
though they looked good.

So, I loosened the 24 volt house alternator and removed those 2 belts, then
the 12 volt alternator and removed its belt.

Reversing the process, I tightened the 12 volt alternator and while
tightening the 24 volt alternator, I noticed that the lower mount was
broken. Photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/69
5660245/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/6
95660245/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I suspect a poor original weld. I am having it re-welded today. BTW, the is
the 2nd poor weld on a Yanmar part, or at least, it is the 2nd weld on a
Yanmar part that has separated on our engine.

I suggest taking a close look at this piece as it is not obvious when it is
broken/separated. Mine appeared to have been broken for some time.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey







Re: [Amel] Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator - Lower Mount

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

Was this the mount for the 24 volt alternator or the 12v alternator?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite,





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator - Lower Mount





It was time to replace the 3 V belts on the 100hp Yanmar on BeBe, even
though they looked good.

So, I loosened the 24 volt house alternator and removed those 2 belts, then
the 12 volt alternator and removed its belt.

Reversing the process, I tightened the 12 volt alternator and while
tightening the 24 volt alternator, I noticed that the lower mount was
broken. Photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/69
5660245/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/6
95660245/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I suspect a poor original weld. I am having it re-welded today. BTW, the is
the 2nd poor weld on a Yanmar part, or at least, it is the 2nd weld on a
Yanmar part that has separated on our engine.

I suggest taking a close look at this piece as it is not obvious when it is
broken/separated. Mine appeared to have been broken for some time.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator - Lower Mount

Dave_Benjamin
 

Bill,

I think a 175a alternator is better suited to a serpentine belt. Economical conversion kits can be found here - http://cruiserowaterandpower.com/Serpentine_Pulley_Kits.html

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

It was time to replace the 3 V belts on the 100hp Yanmar on BeBe, even though they looked good.

So, I loosened the 24 volt house alternator and removed those 2 belts, then the 12 volt alternator and removed its belt.

Reversing the process, I tightened the 12 volt alternator and while tightening the 24 volt alternator, I noticed that the lower mount was broken. Photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/695660245/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I suspect a poor original weld. I am having it re-welded today. BTW, the is the 2nd poor weld on a Yanmar part, or at least, it is the 2nd weld on a Yanmar part that has separated on our engine.

I suggest taking a close look at this piece as it is not obvious when it is broken/separated. Mine appeared to have been broken for some time.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator - Lower Mount

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

It was time to replace the 3 V belts on the 100hp Yanmar on BeBe, even though they looked good.

So, I loosened the 24 volt house alternator and removed those 2 belts, then the 12 volt alternator and removed its belt.

Reversing the process, I tightened the 12 volt alternator and while tightening the 24 volt alternator, I noticed that the lower mount was broken. Photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1897410048/pic/695660245/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I suspect a poor original weld. I am having it re-welded today. BTW, the is the 2nd poor weld on a Yanmar part, or at least, it is the 2nd weld on a Yanmar part that has separated on our engine.

I suggest taking a close look at this piece as it is not obvious when it is broken/separated. Mine appeared to have been broken for some time.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

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

Do you need one ?
To replace it, it is very easy, you can do this or send me this devise.
where are you ?
you can call me for advise (00 33 663 393 174)
JLM Cottonbay underway,
sailing to Sant Carles de la RAPITA (Spain)
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Le 16/06/2012 02:41, Kimberly Cerillo a écrit :

Jluc,

Thanks so much for your expertise! I am certainly not an electrician, so I
guessed that the part may be a transistor, thank you for your correction.

Kim and George Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of
jlm@jlmertz.fr <mailto:jlm%40jlmertz.fr>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 3:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

On the first photos I read "D1" that is NOT a transistor but a diode,
tray to put a new diode (1N 4148 or equivalent)
be careful to respect the sens (anode and cathode)

Bonne chance
jluc
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Le 14/06/2012 23:17, sy INDECENT a écrit :

All,

I removed the malfunctioning Amel anchor chain counter display. Once
removed from the helm station I opened the back of the unit up to
troubleshoot. I found what looks like a broken transistor rolling
around inside of it. Does anyone know where something like this can be
repaired or would it be more cost effective to just replace?

Kim and George Cerillo
SM2K #353 Indecent
Puerto Rico

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1647831252/pic/li
st
OR under ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY (7 PHOTOS)



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Re: [Amel] Re: ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

Hey Bill,



Yeah, we are in the process of hunting for a real electrician, now a days,
in this society no one repairs anything like this, they just replace it.

However, I believe in the right hands, this is easily repairable.

Thanks again for your input,



Kim



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 12:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY





Kim & George,

Maybe this will help...

It depends mostly on how far away from the "disposable society" you are. I
see you are PR. If you were in Cartagena, Colombia or Penang, Malaysia; I
could tell you exactly where to go and have it repaired.

It is likely that there is an electronics repairman in PR. Ask and ask some
more of the local people. You are looking for someone who will repair AM/FM
radios, TV's, etc.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "sy INDECENT" <gmcerillo@...>
wrote:

All,

I removed the malfunctioning Amel anchor chain counter display. Once
removed from the helm station I opened the back of the unit up to
troubleshoot. I found what looks like a broken transistor rolling around
inside of it. Does anyone know where something like this can be repaired or
would it be more cost effective to just replace?


Kim and George Cerillo
SM2K #353 Indecent
Puerto Rico

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1647831252/pic/li
st
OR under ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY (7 PHOTOS)


Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

Jluc,



Thanks so much for your expertise! I am certainly not an electrician, so I
guessed that the part may be a transistor, thank you for your correction.



Kim and George Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jlm@jlmertz.fr
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 3:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY





On the first photos I read "D1" that is NOT a transistor but a diode,
tray to put a new diode (1N 4148 or equivalent)
be careful to respect the sens (anode and cathode)

Bonne chance
jluc
----------------------------------------------------------

Le 14/06/2012 23:17, sy INDECENT a écrit :

All,

I removed the malfunctioning Amel anchor chain counter display. Once
removed from the helm station I opened the back of the unit up to
troubleshoot. I found what looks like a broken transistor rolling
around inside of it. Does anyone know where something like this can be
repaired or would it be more cost effective to just replace?

Kim and George Cerillo
SM2K #353 Indecent
Puerto Rico

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1647831252/pic/li
st
OR under ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY (7 PHOTOS)

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

Stefano Biffi
 

Hallo everybody, i have some trouble with the counter indicator. I've already changed the sensor and it works. Any one has the manual or the instruction how to use the buttons on the chain indicator? Thanks
Stefano on board n'everest SM 195 in Sardinia

Inviato da iPad


Re: [Amel] ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

On the first photos I read "D1" that is NOT a transistor but a diode,
tray to put a new diode (1N 4148 or equivalent)
be careful to respect the sens (anode and cathode)

Bonne chance
jluc
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Le 14/06/2012 23:17, sy INDECENT a écrit :

All,

I removed the malfunctioning Amel anchor chain counter display. Once
removed from the helm station I opened the back of the unit up to
troubleshoot. I found what looks like a broken transistor rolling
around inside of it. Does anyone know where something like this can be
repaired or would it be more cost effective to just replace?

Kim and George Cerillo
SM2K #353 Indecent
Puerto Rico

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1647831252/pic/list
OR under ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER DISPLAY (7 PHOTOS)



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Re: [Amel] Re: C Drive Broken

Barbara Nairne
 

Hi Kent
Thank you for the info.
I have spoken with the mechanic who says he fully understands what should happen
however he asks "How to get the top and bottom of the C drive apart to replace the rubber hose which would allow the seawater to be kept out?" He says it is totally fused together.
 
While the top bearings  on the input shaft show signs of wear he says they too are so stuck that he will cause further damage in trying to remove it.
 
So by Monday I am to let him know what I want him to do. I feel nothing short of winning the lotto may save me!!!!
 
All have a great weekend.
 
Barb
Sueno Azu
No.39
1991 model Super Maramu

--- On Fri, 15/6/12, karkauai@yahoo.com <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: karkauai@yahoo.com <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: C Drive Broken
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Received: Friday, 15 June, 2012, 10:07 AM


Hi Barb.
My mechanic replaced the bushings on the Vetus coupling with "poly" bushings that were made locally in Puerto Rico. There are apparantly different "stiffnesses" of this material that can be used but he says all should wear better than the oriiginal rubber ones.  Aside from the broken shaft and worn bushings my entire drive train was in great shape.  I think most machine shops should be able to make the bearings, but I was told that if the gears at the top and bottom of the vertical shaft should be sold as a matched pair.
Kent
1999 SM 243
Kristy
Currently Brunswick, GA, USA
Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone powered by Alltel

-----Original Message-----
From: "Barb" <surfskis2002@yahoo.com.au>
Sender: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:19:33
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: C Drive Broken

Hi all,

Just to add some info from Maud. Our mechanic is still not happy re our C drive - the top bearing is fairly worn and he says he cannot source a repacement here. The coupling is not in good order.

Anyway this is the info that may be of use to someone else as well.

"Further to your request, the price for a new upper and lower unit for your Super Maramu would be about 7500.00 Euro without taxes and without transport.


According to the technician, you should be able to repair it. It is very easy to take apart the upper transmission. Once the lower unit is taken down, you can get access to the lower part and after removing the plate in front of the transmission you will see the mechanics and the bearings that are probably damaged.

These bearings are standard and could easily be found locally.
Regards
Barb
Sueno Azl
Super Maramu No.39
1991 Model






--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:

I just heard back from Amel after asking about whether 1999 SM 243 had the new or older C drive as discussed in other places on this forum, and if it could have played a role in the failure of the input shaft that I experienced this Spring.  Here is their reply:

"We confirm that originally you boat has been fitted with a cast iron C-drive and a specific shaft to leave enough room to the Autoprop propeller.
The power handling for your C-drive is 100 HP.
On the more recent Super Maramu we have indeed installed a reinforcement of the mechanics which allow a more powerful engine. In your case, don't worry too much about your Yanmar engine as full power is almost never used on a sailing boat.
There are many reasons that could explain the failure of the input shaft on a boat. For instance the shaft can break because of a bad alignment of the mechanics."

They still don't say when the change to the more robust C drive was made, so perhaps it wasn't done all at once.  Obviously anyone looking at repowering should ask about their specific boat.  I didn't know about the change and it sounds like I was just lucky that they feel my drive should be adequate for my new Yanmar 4JH4HTE 110HP.  I've always been careful about pausing between shifting from forward to reverse and back, but will be even more careful about how I drive Kristy in the future.

Hope this helps someone else.
Kent
SM 243 KRISTY
Brunswick, GA, USA




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