Date   

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin ground strap

Ian Park
 

Herbert
Yes I found the copper strip, broken! I am wondering whether to connect a new one in the fresh water tank to a keel bolt. It would be better in clean water I think.
I will need to tackle the job when I get to the Caribbean.
Ian


On 26 Oct 2014, at 17:16, "Herbert Lackner herbert@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ian

Did you find the copper ground strap?  The connection to the ground-wires is behind the foam, the strap starts under the foam and goes down to the bottom of the bilge. Ours is broken down in the bilge and has to be replaced, it seems to me that this is responsible for our keel corrosion, too.  I am pretty sure that there is (or was? ) a stripe on you model, too. Ocean Hobo is only 2 years older than Kali Mera if I remember right.  We will replace the stripe with a more robust version now

Herbert
KALI MERA, SN120


Am 29.09.2014 um 17:59 schrieb "Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Herbert
I am back on the boat tomorrow in Tenerife. I will check my bilge again. I can't recall seeing an earth attachment point anywhere near the bilge as there is in the lazarette. I would expect to see some green and yellow wires connected somewhere.
It may be they fitted them on the later Santorin's.
Keep in touch, it would be good to be sure!!

Ian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin ground strap

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi Ian

Did you find the copper ground strap?  The connection to the ground-wires is behind the foam, the strap starts under the foam and goes down to the bottom of the bilge. Ours is broken down in the bilge and has to be replaced, it seems to me that this is responsible for our keel corrosion, too.  I am pretty sure that there is (or was? ) a stripe on you model, too. Ocean Hobo is only 2 years older than Kali Mera if I remember right.  We will replace the stripe with a more robust version now

Herbert
KALI MERA, SN120


Am 29.09.2014 um 17:59 schrieb "Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Herbert
I am back on the boat tomorrow in Tenerife. I will check my bilge again. I can't recall seeing an earth attachment point anywhere near the bilge as there is in the lazarette. I would expect to see some green and yellow wires connected somewhere.
It may be they fitted them on the later Santorin's.
Keep in touch, it would be good to be sure!!

Ian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rust on keel

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Herbert,

We did not remove the c drive and did not sand down that area. We had no problems as a result.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Oct 26, 2014 6:55 PM, "Herbert Lackner herbert@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

one more question to all successfull keel rust removers ;-) 

how is the work done below the c-drive, there is only space of ~ 1cm between the drive cover and the keel and the keel is quite rusty there, is it necessary to remove a part of the c-drive?

Thanks, herbert

KALI MERA, SN120
on the hard in Kusadasi



Am 29.09.2014 um 17:27 schrieb "rossienio@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi, I just did in June. Must sandblast whole the keel because otherwise remains rust under the resin and continues to advance. Then, after blasting , would be good to wash it with phosphoric acid which converts iron oxide remaining in iron phosphate. Subsequently the base should be treated with primer and epoxy resins. Good job. Enio

P.S. The galvanic current has great responsability in the oxidation of the keel.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rust on keel

Herbert Lackner
 

one more question to all successfull keel rust removers ;-) 

how is the work done below the c-drive, there is only space of ~ 1cm between the drive cover and the keel and the keel is quite rusty there, is it necessary to remove a part of the c-drive?

Thanks, herbert

KALI MERA, SN120
on the hard in Kusadasi



Am 29.09.2014 um 17:27 schrieb "rossienio@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi, I just did in June. Must sandblast whole the keel because otherwise remains rust under the resin and continues to advance. Then, after blasting , would be good to wash it with phosphoric acid which converts iron oxide remaining in iron phosphate. Subsequently the base should be treated with primer and epoxy resins. Good job. Enio

P.S. The galvanic current has great responsability in the oxidation of the keel.


Swivel on the forestay

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

I am on a very lousy internet right now and can't search in the photo album. Bill on BeBe has made his best to help me but without success, as the pic maybe be inside an album named after a boat.

I am looking for the picture someone posted when it was a diskussion about the ball bearings in the swivel. The picture shows the plastic thing that is between the swivel and the forstay.

Any help is appriciated.

Regards
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPad


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo D3 engine problem

Peter Forbes
 

Tony,

I am now back in England after some extended Ionian cruising  - my Amel 54  #035 is in Gouvia for the winter.

I met up with Ian Jenkins in Gouvia and he told me you never made Gouvia in the end and went back to the mainland for haul-out for winter.

I am so sorry to hear you had such trouble with the Volvo - I have always assumed that my Volvo (I guess mach the same as yours) will NEVER fail and of course I rely on it!!

I have asked Vovlo in Poole to run a short training course for me and of course I will ask about the common rail relay and learn something about it. I gather some other relays were problematic too?

I congratulate you for picking up that buoy and thank God it was a strong one or I presume you would have been wrecked on the beach?

I hope you and your Amel are now safe and sound.

Peter
Peter Forbes
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Gouvia Marina - CORFU, Greece

On 17 Sep 2014, at 06:08, Tony Robinson tonywrobinson51@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Peter - unfortunately I am not in Gouvia Marina. I was anchored in the bay south of the fortress at Corfu Town on saturday night/sunday morning when that electrical storm hit. My anchor dragged (as did everyone else's here) and it was during the storm the engine cut out. The service agent said the problem was nothing to do with the storm - it was just bad luck it happened at the same time. Anyway, I managed to pick up an adjacent mooring buoy - fortunately it has heavy chain attached to a huge concrete block - and I'm still on it now. 

I'm on the south side of the bay towards the airport, very near the windmill on the quay. I'm one of the closest boats to the shore......but safe enough for now. The plan is that when/if the agent gets the engine going agian I'll motor round to the marina for a more thorough diagnostic test and pump repairs.

I'll look you up if I get there - hopefully by the weekend.

Best, Tony.
Catriona R Amel 54 #102


On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:56 PM, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Tony,

Which mooring are you on I am on A238 with Amel 54 #035. Gouvia Marina.

Peter
Peter Forbes
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Gouvia Marina - CORFU, Greece

On 16 Sep 2014, at 17:50, Tony Robinson tonywrobinson51@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have 110hp on my Amel 54 #102. A faulty relay was diagnosed after my engine stopped - apparently the water pump on this earlier version of the D3 is located above the 12V alternator and the relay(s) in question. The seals weeped water over time and the relays failed. The EVC showed an electrical fault and the engine would not start - it was dead. The main Volvo service agent here in Corfu jiggled the relays and got the engine going again. But......it was very difficult to start and ran very roughly. Previously it started and ran perfectly - I thought it was just the relays that were the problem.

The agent connected his fault code reader and then diagnosed a faulty sensor - located at the transmission end of the engine, under the large water hoses. This sensor is proving impossible to locate in Greece. My question is has anybody had this problem before ? If yes, what was your solution ? I am stuck on a mooring unable to move until I can get the engine started. I'm not sure if I have a lot of confidence that the main service agent knows what he's doing.

I have basic mechanical knowledge but the eletronics on these engines is beyond me. To say I am frustrated is an understatement !

Tony Robinson

Catriona R







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Bill,

i can't absolutely confirm that they are the same...but I am highly confident that they are...the numbers are the same.

I have a contact in Germany who says he can get them from Leroy Somer in Germany.....watch this space !

Cheers 
Alan SV Elyse


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alan,

Craig had said that he believed the gearbox is the same for a Super Maramu.

Could you confirm that?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Oct 25, 2014 2:09 AM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks everyone very much for your help and assistance....that's what makes this forum great !


Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM#437
Gulf Harbour, New Zealand


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead Light Wiring

Stephan Regulinski
 

Alexandre - thank you so much for the quick reply.  My SM2K is about 1/2 year earlier and has the Guest fixture, not the AquaSignal, so the wiring may be different.  However, given your information, I will bet on the 3-wire and exchange the unit if I have to.  

Fair winds and following seas,

Stephan
s/v Hanalei


---In amelyachtowners@..., <uster@...> wrote :

Good morning Stephan,

In my case SM2K #289 (2000 ) it is 3 wire 24 Volt 20 Amp.

At the bottom the only reference is: Legrand 55152 55632
That is actually the type of plug.

It looks like: AquaSignal Series 40 (24 Volt) part number 3514 913000.

Hope that helps, sincerely Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port Lucaya Marina, Freeport, Bahamas



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On Wed, 10/22/14, stephreg@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead Light Wiring
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:39 PM

I am away from our boat -- S/V Hanalei, a
1999 SMM -- and do not have access to the masthead unit or
the wiring diagrams.  I would like to buy an LED
masthead/anchor light and bring it with me back to the boat.
 I have a couple of questions, which I hope someone can
help me with. My current unit is the
Guest model; Amel started using the AquaSignal unit sometime
after the production of my boat.I am thinking of the SCAD
Sensilight version, which Lady Annilla recommended in 2009.
 Does anyone have experience with this
unit?The
Sensilight comes in a two-wire and three-wire versions. Can
someone tell me how the SMM is wired, preferably for the
1999 model year?
Is the masthead
unit run off 12v or 24v?I have searched for the
AquaSignal, but cannot turn up a supplier that features the
24v version (assuming that Amel ran 24v to the masthead,
rather than 12v, which I believe is used for the wind
vane).Thank you in advance for the
help.
StephanS/V Hanalei


Re: Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks everyone very much for your help and assistance....that's what makes this forum great !

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM#437
Gulf Harbour, New Zealand


Re: films protection portholes

N33077 <n33077@...>
 

I just duplicated all my pexiglass on my sharki for about $1300. Came put rather nice. I can see now
Aras


Re: Masthead Light Wiring

N33077 <n33077@...>
 

I replaced my tri-color with misea led lights. Works great and strobe for about same cost
Aras


Re: Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Craig Briggs
 

Alan,
PS - here's the NZ location:
88 Hastie Ave - PO Box 11795, Ellerslie
Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022
NZ
Tel +64 09 643 6441

Cheers, Craig Briggs
Bonfiglioli New Zealand

88 Hastie Avenue - PO Box 11795, Ellerslie
Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
tel: +64 09 634 6441 

Bonfiglioli New Zealand

88 Hastie Avenue - PO Box 11795, Ellerslie
Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
tel: +64 09 634 6441 
Bonfiglioli New Zealand

88 Hastie Avenue - PO Box 11795, Ellerslie
Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
tel: +64 09 634 6441 
 

88 Hastie Avenue - PO Box 11795, Ellerslie
Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
tel: +64 09 634 6441 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Craig Briggs
 

Alan,
 
The original reduction gears on our 1992 Santorin Hull #68 were made by the Italian Company, Bonfiglioli. The complete specification is: VF 44 P1 70 P63 B14 B3.  I believe these are the same as on the SM and/or are interchangeable with the Leroy Somers units.

Bonfiglioli USA is in Hebron, KY and sells through authorized distributors - I used Drivetech Automation, Inc. in Sunrise, FL. The cost was $220 US each and I bought two (to replace both the outhaul and the furler.) Shipping($19) and Tax ($27) additional. Great folks to work with and the parts arrived in three days. Drivetech's phone is: 954-746-9800.  Google them for worldwide locations.

The units are unfinished and have cooling fins all around. Amel had simply ground the fins off one side to fit in the mast, which is easy to do yourself with a hand angle grinder. You can leave the extra fins on the outhaul unit. (With the intermittent use in our application, the fins are not necessary to dissipate heat). Then I used a spray aluminum primer and then gloss enamel finish coats by Rustoleum. You have to reuse the plastic spacers from your originals and the longer bolts that fasten them. You can add grease fittings if you wish.
 
 Craig Briggs
 s/v Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead Light Wiring

Mark Erdos
 

Am I right to assume here that the Guest unit is no longer available?

I have this on my list of things to fix. The anchor light socket is shot and it seems very difficult to access the socket without the risk of breaking the unit. Grrrr!

If the Guest unit is no longer available, is there another unit on the market that will plug in using the Legrand 55152 55632 plug and socket? Or, was this a modification made by Amel?

Not sure what I am about to deal with here,

Mark

SM2K #275

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Stephan,

In my case SM2K #289 (2000 ) it is 3 wire 24 Volt 20 Amp.

At the bottom the only reference is: Legrand 55152 55632
That is actually the type of plug.

It looks like: AquaSignal Series 40 (24 Volt) part number 3514 913000.

Hope that helps, sincerely Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port Lucaya Marina, Freeport, Bahamas

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On Wed, 10/22/14, stephreg@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead Light Wiring
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:39 PM
















 









I am away from our boat -- S/V Hanalei, a
1999 SMM -- and do not have access to the masthead unit or
the wiring diagrams.  I would like to buy an LED
masthead/anchor light and bring it with me back to the boat.
 I have a couple of questions, which I hope someone can
help me with. My current unit is the
Guest model; Amel started using the AquaSignal unit sometime
after the production of my boat.I am thinking of the SCAD
Sensilight version, which Lady Annilla recommended in 2009.
 Does anyone have experience with this
unit?The
Sensilight comes in a two-wire and three-wire versions. Can
someone tell me how the SMM is wired, preferably for the
1999 model year?
Is the masthead
unit run off 12v or 24v?I have searched for the
AquaSignal, but cannot turn up a supplier that features the
24v version (assuming that Amel ran 24v to the masthead,
rather than 12v, which I believe is used for the wind
vane).Thank you in advance for the
help.
StephanS/V Hanalei

























Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Stephen Davis
 

I just ordered a new gearbox for the outhaul, main, and genoa from Emek Marine in Turkey as spares. The outhaul and main were 1100 USD each, and the Genoa was 1400 USD. Riza is hand carrying mine to the Ft Lauderdale boat show at the end of the month, but they are happy to ship anywhere. The contact info is below.

Regards,
Steve Davis
S/V Aloha SM72



Riza Cagdas CAKIR 
Chief Operating Officer

EMEK MARIN 
Iskele Mah 62B 48310 Gocek\Mugla\TURKEY
Tel:+90 252 645 2468
Fax:+90 252 645 2899
cagdas@...

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM, joemac4sail@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Check out EBay UK, there are a number of Leroy Somer motors and Gearboxes listed. If the part you reguire is  not there at least it will provide you with a list of  european agents. Again note the price of the industrial models with the same housing compared to the marine models. 


Regards Joe   



Re: Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

joseph mc donnell
 

Check out EBay UK, there are a number of Leroy Somer motors and Gearboxes listed. If the part you reguire is  not there at least it will provide you with a list of  european agents. Again note the price of the industrial models with the same housing compared to the marine models. 

Regards Joe   


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Try Emek marine in Goček Turkey. They now manufacture some of these "unobtoneum" components. This may be one of them. 

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain



On 23 Oct 2014, at 21:08, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Old topic I know, but our outhaul gearbox has stripped the gear.

Does anyone have a current source of parts or even a complete gearbox replacement ??

SAV at Amel are not responding yet and Leroy Somer don't respond to web contact email either.


Cheers

Alan 

SV Elyse SM#437

now in Gulf Harbour, New Zealand


Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox

Alan Leslie
 

Old topic I know, but our outhaul gearbox has stripped the gear.

Does anyone have a current source of parts or even a complete gearbox replacement ??

SAV at Amel are not responding yet and Leroy Somer don't respond to web contact email either.


Cheers

Alan 

SV Elyse SM#437

now in Gulf Harbour, New Zealand


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead Light Wiring

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Stephan,

In my case SM2K #289 (2000 ) it is 3 wire 24 Volt 20 Amp.

At the bottom the only reference is: Legrand 55152 55632
That is actually the type of plug.

It looks like: AquaSignal Series 40 (24 Volt) part number 3514 913000.

Hope that helps, sincerely Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port Lucaya Marina, Freeport, Bahamas



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On Wed, 10/22/14, stephreg@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead Light Wiring
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:39 PM
















 









I am away from our boat -- S/V Hanalei, a
1999 SMM -- and do not have access to the masthead unit or
the wiring diagrams.  I would like to buy an LED
masthead/anchor light and bring it with me back to the boat.
 I have a couple of questions, which I hope someone can
help me with. My current unit is the
Guest model; Amel started using the AquaSignal unit sometime
after the production of my boat.I am thinking of the SCAD
Sensilight version, which Lady Annilla recommended in 2009.
 Does anyone have experience with this
unit?The
Sensilight comes in a two-wire and three-wire versions. Can
someone tell me how the SMM is wired, preferably for the
1999 model year?
Is the masthead
unit run off 12v or 24v?I have searched for the
AquaSignal, but cannot turn up a supplier that features the
24v version (assuming that Amel ran 24v to the masthead,
rather than 12v, which I believe is used for the wind
vane).Thank you in advance for the
help.
StephanS/V Hanalei