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Re: Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

Hello all,



I think that you will find that the boat is not "over propped as it came
from Amel. Someone who says it is does not understand the boat.

I bought my Super Maramu new in 1998 and Amel explained that the engine and
prop were set to give the boat a maximum RPM of 2800 and push the boat at
hull speed which is about 8 knots depending on sea conditions. The idea of
governing the engine to less than its maximum rpms is to move down the
torque curve and take advantage of the auto-prop self adjusting ability and
increase mileage and reduce noise. I am now having mysterious problems with
the engine which may be related to the high pressure fuel pump. If the
motor is running as it should (a big if), and the prop is clean with smooth
bearings, it should run up to 2800 if the boat bottom is very clean.
Beware of shops that tell you otherwise and then charge you for unnecessary
work.



Miles (sm 216 Ladybug, Newport, RI)


Re: [Amel] Bearing sizes for Bow Thruster?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

All of the bearings!
I want to have spare bearings, seals, o rings, etc. for everything.

Thanks in advance! Alexandre



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On Mon, 8/26/13, Sailorman <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel] Bearing sizes for Bow Thruster?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, August 26, 2013, 7:16 PM
















 









Are you talking about the bearings in the lower
unit connected to the

propeller shaft?



Fair Winds



Eric



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Alex

Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:15 PM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Amel] Bearing sizes for Bow Thruster?



Does any one know for sure the bearing sizes for the bow
thruster?

I want to stock on spare parts.



Thanks in advance.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Seabrook, Texas, USA



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Amel

Bob Hodgins <bobh@...>
 

Billie,
I am the owner of 2005 Amel 54 #31, currently on the hard in Grenada. I
am interested in your RIB launcher. Where are you?
I am also curious about your B&G analog gauges. What did you replace
them with? I am not happy with the analog but have not yet done anything.

Bob Hodgins
Gallivant
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Hodgins Engraving Logo <http://hodginsengraving.com/>
*Bob Hodgins *
(800)666-8950 x217


Brushes size for the Leroy Somer electric motor?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Does anyone know the size or reference for the brushes for the Leroy Somer electric motor for the outhaul/main and genoa?

Stocking up spare.

Actually I am looking for all of the size of the brushes on all motors.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA


Re: [Amel] Bearing sizes for Bow Thruster?

eric freedman
 

Are you talking about the bearings in the lower unit connected to the
propeller shaft?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 8:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Bearing sizes for Bow Thruster?





Does any one know for sure the bearing sizes for the bow thruster?
I want to stock on spare parts.

Thanks in advance.
Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA




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Bearing sizes for Bow Thruster?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Does any one know for sure the bearing sizes for the bow thruster?
I want to stock on spare parts.

Thanks in advance.
Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA


Re: Aft cabin RIB storage and launch system

Billie <harlowx@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Billie" <harlowx@...> wrote:

I have a RIB launch and recovery system if anyone is interested.It has a roller setup which goes in the center removable rear life gate post.It's free and I can supply pictures. Also B&G analog gauges off 2005 54.
I posted some pictures


Re: [Amel] Re: Aft cabin RIB storage and launch system

Peter Forbes
 

Yes - I would be interested too.

Amel 54 #035 Goçek - Carango

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com

On 26 Aug 2013, at 21:46, "bozo_cinq" <bozocinq@wollenberg.net> wrote:



Billie,
I would be interested in seeing your rib launch system.
Thank you,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq, Amel 54 #44

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Billie" <harlowx@...> wrote:

I have a RIB launch and recovery system if anyone is interested.It has a roller setup which goes in the center removable rear life gate post.It's free and I can supply pictures. Also B&G analog gauges off 2005 54.


Re: Aft cabin RIB storage and launch system

bozo_cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

Billie,
I would be interested in seeing your rib launch system.
Thank you,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq, Amel 54 #44

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Billie" <harlowx@...> wrote:

I have a RIB launch and recovery system if anyone is interested.It has a roller setup which goes in the center removable rear life gate post.It's free and I can supply pictures. Also B&G analog gauges off 2005 54.


Aft cabin RIB storage and launch system

Billie <harlowx@...>
 

I have a RIB launch and recovery system if anyone is interested.It has a roller setup which goes in the center removable rear life gate post.It's free and I can supply pictures. Also B&G analog gauges off 2005 54.


MLR Valsat 03 GPS

Amel Salvagny
 

I am currently updating the electronics in my Santorin 1993 and have taken out the quite well-known Valsat 03 GPS from MLR Electronique.

The GPS was functioning perfectly when dismounted and is complete with mount, screws and original manual in French. The only thing I have not managed to save is the antenna. So the unit is without antenna.

If you need this GPS for your Amel yacht - probably to exchange it with a faulty unit - then drop me a line.

The MLR Valsat 03 is located in Denmark and weighs probably 1-2 kilo. I am willing to give it away but must have all costs covered - packing, postage and delivering to the post office. Postage will depend on your location.

Best regards,
Lars Knudsen
Santorin Salvagny
#79, Copenhagen, Denmark


santorin or sharki in southern california

frankgrek@...
 

Hey Amel Owners,

I'm considering the Santorin and Sharki models, but have yet to be aboard one. I'm in Los Angeles and can easily travel to anywhere in So Cal if one of you owners is gracious enough to have me aboard. 

I got to see Dave Benjamin's Maramu in Nor Cal just before he sold it. Liked it a lot. Trying to figure out if that's the right one for me or whether a Santorin or Sharki will be better.

Thanks,
Frank Grek

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Re: [Amel] Re: Volvo TMD22 max rpm

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Terry ?

Thank you so much for the info on the cost.

How about the cost to repitch the blade?

Thanks in advance.

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On Mon, 8/26/13, islandbwoy4434 <terencesingh@mac.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Volvo TMD22 max rpm
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, August 26, 2013, 8:49 AM
















 









Alexandre, here is what I paid.



On visual inspection It does need a new bearing kit. All
3-blades bearings are worn & the blades loose on the hub.

Cost for Bearing Kit - $851.83. Includes new bearings,
Tamper proof plugs, Tab Washers, Expanding nut & bolt, zinc
& shaft nut Locking Bolt & VC-3.

Labour for Bearing replacement & pitch change - $367.50.

Total - $1219.33



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

>

> Thanks Dena and ? Islandboy for the info!

> More and more it seems the new prop wil lbe
required...

>

> Just out of curiosity, how much was the total work on
the H6 Auto Prop?

>

> Sincerely, Alexandre

>

> --------------------------------------------

> On Wed, 8/21/13, islandbwoy4434
<terencesingh@...> wrote:

>

> Subject: [Amel] Re: Volvo TMD22 max rpm

> To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

> Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 4:35 PM

>

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> My two cents worth after exhaustive analysis of
low

> max RPM's.

>

> Dena and I have owned Libby #196 for 18 months.

>

> We were never able to get more that 2000 RPM's @
6.5

> knots out of the TMD22 with an H6 AutoProp.

>

> Replaced the Turbo, checked engine and transmission
RPM with

> optical Tach at 100RPM intervals both stationary at
the dock

> and sea trial.

>

> Cleaned exhaust elbow, checked fuel system, and a host
of

> other suggestions as noted in my thread.

>

> Consulted with AB Marine and Bruntons and provided
tons of

> empirical data.

>

> David Sheppard provided Geoff Prior of AB Marine a
new

> profile for the Prop.

>

> Prop also received a full service including new
bearings.

>

> Prop was re-fitted last week.

>

> New results.

>

> Max RPM's 3000 @ 9 Knots+

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> 2500 RPM's @ 7.5knots

>

>

>

> Very happy that I can now run the TMD22 at a point
where the

> Turbo is actually working.

>

> Not sure why the H6 was pitched that way it was and
supplied

> to Amel.

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>

> --- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,

> "Graham" <crwggb@> wrote:

>

> >

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> > Straight forward question:

>

> >

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> > If you have or have had a Volvo TMD22 in your
Super

> Maramu, what is the max RPM you ever achieved with the
max

> prop fitted? The more responses the better!

>

> >

>

> > Graham

>

> > SM 140 Sula

>

> > Hong Kong

>

> >

>


[Amel] Re: Volvo TMD22 max rpm

islandbwoy4434
 

Alexandre, here is what I paid.

On visual inspection It does need a new bearing kit. All 3-blades bearings are worn & the blades loose on the hub.
Cost for Bearing Kit - $851.83. Includes new bearings, Tamper proof plugs, Tab Washers, Expanding nut & bolt, zinc & shaft nut Locking Bolt & VC-3.
Labour for Bearing replacement & pitch change - $367.50.
Total - $1219.33

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

Thanks Dena and ? Islandboy for the info!
More and more it seems the new prop wil lbe required...

Just out of curiosity, how much was the total work on the H6 Auto Prop?

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Wed, 8/21/13, islandbwoy4434 <terencesingh@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Volvo TMD22 max rpm
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 4:35 PM
















 









My two cents worth after exhaustive analysis of low
max RPM's.

Dena and I have owned Libby #196 for 18 months.

We were never able to get more that 2000 RPM's @ 6.5
knots out of the TMD22 with an H6 AutoProp.

Replaced the Turbo, checked engine and transmission RPM with
optical Tach at 100RPM intervals both stationary at the dock
and sea trial.

Cleaned exhaust elbow, checked fuel system, and a host of
other suggestions as noted in my thread.

Consulted with AB Marine and Bruntons and provided tons of
empirical data.

David Sheppard provided Geoff Prior of AB Marine a new
profile for the Prop.

Prop also received a full service including new bearings.

Prop was re-fitted last week.

New results.

Max RPM's 3000 @ 9 Knots+

2500 RPM's @ 7.5knots



Very happy that I can now run the TMD22 at a point where the
Turbo is actually working.

Not sure why the H6 was pitched that way it was and supplied
to Amel.





--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
"Graham" <crwggb@> wrote:

>

> Straight forward question:

>

> If you have or have had a Volvo TMD22 in your Super
Maramu, what is the max RPM you ever achieved with the max
prop fitted? The more responses the better!

>

> Graham

> SM 140 Sula

> Hong Kong

>


Re: Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

islandbwoy4434
 

Hi Alexandre. I really do not have the specifics on what the original pitch and diameter was and now is.
Geoff did consult with Brunton's in the UK and between them both figured out a profile that would give somewhere between 200 and 400 additional RPM's based upon the performance data I supplied.
I am not sure where you are but if able you should call Geoff on 401.847.7960
He is extremely helpful and knowledgable.
I wish I could give more help other than the common theme that many SM with 78HP TMD22's seem to be over propped.

Terry.
SV Libby
SM196
San Diego

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

Is there any way, you would share the info on the H6 auto prop?
Pitch, diameter, etc.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


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On Wed, 8/21/13, islandbwoy4434 <terencesingh@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 4:25 PM
















 









Success!

To close this thread out.

Greg Prior and David Sheppard (AB Marine and Bruntons
respectively) re-worked our A6 prop based upon the extensive
imperial data we provided.



The prop was installed last week and Libby was off on a 5
day excursion to Catalina Island. Here is my email to Geoff
Prior.



'Good morning Geoff, I wanted to close the loop with you
on the prop work.

The prop was installed last week by Rick our local diver.

I took Libby on a 5 day excursion to Catalina Island which
turned out to be a 179 mile round trip with no wind!
(motoring there and back)

I am pleased to report that I was easily able to exceed 2000
RPM at cruising speed.

Noted speeds were 7.6 knots at 2500 RPM and WOT 3100 RPM at
9+ knots.

I know this took a little work on everyones part, and I
would like to thank both you for your excellent support and
help.

Terry "



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
"islandbwoy4434" <terencesingh@> wrote:

>

> Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on
Libby's (#196) TMD22. The Turbo was indeed seized solid
as was the waste gate actuator.

> Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted
that the highest RPM we could achieve was 2000. This gave us
a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots depending on conditions. We
have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.

> Having read the associated threads on this forum I
fully expected post installation of the refurbished unit to
achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an increase in top end boat
speed.

> Alas, not the case.

> From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300
RPM until the feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and
the RPM's drop down the 2000 RPM and 6-7 knots of
speed.

>

> I would like to know if I am missing something here
with respect to my expectations.

> Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

>

> Terry&Dena

> SV Libby #196

> San Diego

>


Re: [Amel] Re: New hydrophilic spray product

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill.  I've read your earlier posts about CorrosionX and have used it extensively in my engine room.  Just thought this looks like an impressive product that may be effective in the marine environment.
Kent




________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 2:57 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: New hydrophilic spray product



 
Kent,

Microscopic corrosion on low voltage electronics will kill the item. I have revived, from the dead, about $10,000 worth of electronic gear by coating the electronics, boards, and everything with CorrosionX. Not all of these things were mine. I have 2 working Toshiba laptops on the boat. They are 10 years old. I let the grandkids go crazy with them. Each of these have been coated with CorrosionX. I know it works. I also use it to coat working electronics. I resurrected, from the dead, a 12 volt DC computer 5 years ago by coating all connections like RAM, cables, PC board, processor, etc. with CorrosionX.

This stuff works for all sorts of corrosion. It is not flammable and not conductive, but it increases the conductivity of a switch/circuit. CorrosionX people have a portable TV submerged in a glass tank CorrosionX. It has been on and running for years. CorrosionX was developed to control corrosion on aircraft.

www.corrosionx.com

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

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

I've seen a commercial on TV about this product now distributed by RustOleum. It's really impressive on TV. I thought treating electrical and electronic equipment might help prevent corrosion. There's a video on this link showing how to treat your cell phone so it can be dunked in water without damage.

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Any thoughts?
Kent
SM243 KRISTY
Brunswick GA USA



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Re: New hydrophilic spray product

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

Kent,

Microscopic corrosion on low voltage electronics will kill the item. I have revived, from the dead, about $10,000 worth of electronic gear by coating the electronics, boards, and everything with CorrosionX. Not all of these things were mine. I have 2 working Toshiba laptops on the boat. They are 10 years old. I let the grandkids go crazy with them. Each of these have been coated with CorrosionX. I know it works. I also use it to coat working electronics. I resurrected, from the dead, a 12 volt DC computer 5 years ago by coating all connections like RAM, cables, PC board, processor, etc. with CorrosionX.

This stuff works for all sorts of corrosion. It is not flammable and not conductive, but it increases the conductivity of a switch/circuit. CorrosionX people have a portable TV submerged in a glass tank CorrosionX. It has been on and running for years. CorrosionX was developed to control corrosion on aircraft.

www.corrosionx.com

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

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

I've seen a commercial on TV about this product now distributed by RustOleum. It's really impressive on TV. I thought treating electrical and electronic equipment might help prevent corrosion. There's a video on this link showing how to treat your cell phone so it can be dunked in water without damage.

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Any thoughts?
Kent
SM243 KRISTY
Brunswick GA USA


Preparing for Maintenance.

eric <ericmeury@...>
 

We are heading to the boat in early October after a trip to visit my future father in law in Budapest.

Since my Marina is in the middle of NoWhere Virginia with virtually no stores in close driving distance I am putting together a list of jobs big and small.
Bob Rossi – put together an excellent list and I am using that as a base, just want to get some other ideas and suggestions as I went along. The bow thruster seals were done when I bought the boat.
Here is my todo list

Replace anemometer bearing

Change Engine Oil

Replace hose attached to thermostat housing

Has Anybody replaced the Drain Plug for the Engine coolant with a Valve of some kind. Changing the fluid is a real mess and I would think a valve there of some kind would be useful as I could just attach a hose to a barb fitting on the end when I drained it next time?

I am missing the "stick" that goes in the fuel filler – any ideas on replacement

Open the genoa furler gear/motor case and grease it - Suggestion on a grease people like…anybody think INOX MX4 or INOX 8 is overkill…

I read that some have put a zerk fitting, I can only find stainless one and can't find aluminum. (housing is aluminum) Any suggestion on a source.?

I am replacing the batteries - going to replace with exactly the same size and brand that is currently in the boat

Anybody know what t model the PSA is on the Santorin. I know it is a Motorola - which model.


New hydrophilic spray product

karkauai
 

I've seen a commercial on TV about this product now distributed by RustOleum. It's really impressive on TV. I thought treating electrical and electronic equipment might help prevent corrosion. There's a video on this link showing how to treat your cell phone so it can be dunked in water without damage.

http://laughingsquid.com/rust-oleum-neverwet-superhydrophobic-coating-that-makes-everyday-materials-repel-liquid/

Any thoughts?
Kent
SM243 KRISTY
Brunswick GA USA


Re: Rudder cables

bent_jyllinge
 

I just finished servicing the cables on our -87 Mango. At the rudder the bushings were filled with a white powder, that I asume is from some kind of corrosion. At the wheel end, the grease in the racks and the bushings were dried all out.
After cleaning and greasing it runs a lot smoother. I am glad to learn that it is standard cables though, and I will probably exchange them in a few years time.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...> wrote:

On my Mango  51, the cables lasted 19 years...
I hope that with the thin film lubrication that I have started, the cables will never break, but in addition when I touch the helm, I have a real feel for the pressure on the rudder. In fact I felt this immediately after the first lubrication made 5 years after the intallation of the new cables. That, in itself, was and remains a good reason for this lubrication..
 
Serge V/ opera


________________________________
De : mikon18084 <mkbiz@...>
À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com 
Envoyé le : lundi 15 octobre 2012 6h44
Objet : [Amel] Re: Rudder cables
/

 

Hello Graham,

that is good to know. But is there any statement about the expected lifetime of the cables ?

Michael

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Dave,
I have a reply from Ultraflex regarding lubrication of the steering cable which confirms what I thought. By the way the same applies to the engine control cables, lubrication is not recommended.
 
 ' The cables are designed to have a lifetime grease with no additional lubrication required.'
 
Regards
Graham


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 6 October 2012, 20:05
Subject: Re: [Amel] Rudder cables

 
Graham,

Thank you for responding. I thought the same thing but the owner's manual I have for the boat mentions periodic lubrication. Maybe it was lost in translation?

Cheers,
Dave

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Hi Dave,
Although it is a very long time since I used to install Teleflex steering systems I seem to recall that the cables are sealed for life and have a plastic/teflon type liner and lubrication was not recommended as mineral oils would damage the liner. There are no obvious lubrication points on our Ultraflex cables, so perhaps the same applies. I could be wrong though it is over 25 years since I last worked with them!

Regards
Graham




--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Since we're discussing rudder cables again, I'm hoping someone can offer clues on lubrication points on a Maramu. I have not figured out how to lube the system.

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

Dave,

I believe Graham's explanation is very accurate and very clear. I would add to check quadrant tightness to the rudder post.

On Super Maramu #387, the quadrant is attached to the rudder post with a clamp and two bolts. We found that slightly loose bolts/nuts on the quadrant clamp allowed for 2-3" of helm movement.

How this helps you.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey



--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Hi Dave,
We had similar play in our system when we bought Zephyr. The cables are just standard Teleflex type steering cables, in our case Ultraflex M53 19ft F53, and are easily adjusted. At the rudder end of each cable you will find that the cable is mounted in the bulkhead with a circular threaded flange. Simply use a pair of pipe grips to rotate the tubular metal end fitting and adjust both cables equally to remove most of the play. If you go too far the steering with become stiff. We have less than an inch play and the steeering is smooth and free.
 
I hope that I have explained this well enough if not let me know and I will send some photos.
 
Regards
Graham


________________________________
From: spritoaffine <captaingrey@>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 21:01
Subject: [Amel] Rudder cables



 

Hello All
I have been reading old posts with regard to rudder cables hoping to find some information on the adjustment process. I have about 4 or 5 inches of free movement at the wheel rim before the rudder moves and this seems to me to be excessive

The Neco autopilot which I'm sure does not have the most sophisticated electronics by today's standards is easily confused by anything other than a smooth sea state and I wonder whether the aforementioned play is a contributory factor. Your thoughts please

I was happy to read in the posts of the system being able to work on one cable, let's hope it's never needed

David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine
Preveza Greece




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