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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Gearbox Model

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Trevor,

BeBe, #387, delivered Jan 2003 has a 100hp Yanmar and a ZF Hurth, 2.8, hydraulic reverse drive transfer case.

There were several engines used in SM's and I believe each engine had a different transmission. The screen/filter on the above transmission is easy to clean.

I hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe, #387

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 4:43 AM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Could someone kindly confirm the model of the ZF/Hurth gearbox fitted to Super Maramu 2000 Redline please.

I am away from the boat and need to order some transmission fluid filters.

Thank you very much.


Trevor Lusty

Seafever of Cuan - Still for sale

no 425

Ireland


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Gearbox Model

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Trevor,

All SM’s have an Amel specific dual 90 degree gearbox.  … or C drive in Amel parlance.  I know of an Swiss owned early SM which went back to shaft drive following the numerous reliability issues with the alu casing in the early days.  Subsequently, Amel retrofitted a steel casing.  Few problems since.

I do not think anyone has found a supplier outside the Amel supply chain yet… they are costly.

Someone of this parish had his gearbox rebuilt recently and will hopefully pipe in with source and cost.

GL and Merry Xmas.


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 17 Dec 2014, at 12:43, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Could someone kindly confirm the model of the ZF/Hurth gearbox fitted to Super Maramu 2000 Redline please.

I am away from the boat and need to order some transmission fluid filters.

Thank you very much.


Trevor Lusty

Seafever of Cuan - Still for sale

no 425

Ireland



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seafeverofcuan@...
 

Could someone kindly confirm the model of the ZF/Hurth gearbox fitted to Super Maramu 2000 Redline please.

I am away from the boat and need to order some transmission fluid filters.

Thank you very much.


Trevor Lusty

Seafever of Cuan - Still for sale

no 425

Ireland


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

Stephen Davis
 

That is good news. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you have a new C-Drive in hand soon, and successfully installed. 

Liz and I were re-launched at Fernandina last week, and are tucked into our winter slip in St Augustine. The project list is slowly getting shorter, and we expect to be underway full time by June. 

Regards,
Steve and Liz
S/V Aloha SM72
St. Augustine, Florida



On Dec 16, 2014, at 08:39, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi and Happy Holidays to all!

I finally heard from Amel about my C Drive.  It was sent to the supplier in France who repaired it, but found that the bearings were too loose for them to be comfortable sending it back to me.  They are going to send me a new one which will take several weeks to build and will cost 2930 Euros plus taxes and shipping.  That's a lot less than I anticipated.  I should receive it in Feb if it doesn't get stuck in Customs again.

 

While it looked like something that could have been repaired in the US, Joel strongly urged me to send it back to Amel for inspection and repair.  Thank you for that recommendation, Joel, I'm not sure that anyone here would have recognized the tolerances required of this proprietary Amel drive.

 

I guess I'll be sailing by this Spring.

 

Steady as she goes,

Kent

SM243

Kristy


Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

karkauai
 

Hi and Happy Holidays to all!

I finally heard from Amel about my C Drive.  It was sent to the supplier in France who repaired it, but found that the bearings were too loose for them to be comfortable sending it back to me.  They are going to send me a new one which will take several weeks to build and will cost 2930 Euros plus taxes and shipping.  That's a lot less than I anticipated.  I should receive it in Feb if it doesn't get stuck in Customs again.

 

While it looked like something that could have been repaired in the US, Joel strongly urged me to send it back to Amel for inspection and repair.  Thank you for that recommendation, Joel, I'm not sure that anyone here would have recognized the tolerances required of this proprietary Amel drive.

 

I guess I'll be sailing by this Spring.

 

Steady as she goes,

Kent

SM243

Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine spx30 Auto pilot

Stephen Davis
 

Hello Victor,

We own SM #72, and are located on the east coast of the USA. Our boat had an SPX30 installed a couple of years ago after a lightning strike destroyed the previous autopilot. We sailed our boat from Guatemala to the U.S. In May, used the autopilot for the entire trip, and just did a short overnight trip last week using the pilot as well. This is the extent of how much the autopilot has been used since it was installed, and it is in excellent condition. We are in the middle of refitting the boat for a circumnavigation, and will be adding a 2nd autopilot for the trip. I would consider removing the SPX30, and installing 2 identical Raymarine evolution autopilots. 

If you are interested in purchasing my SPX30, let me know how much you are willing to pay, and I'll let you know if I can sell it to you for that price. Included is the computer, control head, and compass unit. The serial number on the unit is 1200390. 

Best Regards,
Steve Davis
S/V Aloha SM72
Currently in St Augustine, Florida, USA



On Dec 16, 2014, at 07:19, victor.moleroxx@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello.

I am looking to a Raymarine spx30 auto pilot to install in my AMEL Super Maramu 2000. For what I have been told this unit (the only one compatible with the instalation already on board) is out of catalogue by Raymarine, so I would have to purchase a second hand one. 

Can anyone give some info about where I can find one of such auto pilots.

Thanks in advance.

Victor 

 


Raymarine spx30 Auto pilot

victor.moleroxx@...
 

Hello.

I am looking to a Raymarine spx30 auto pilot to install in my AMEL Super Maramu 2000. For what I have been told this unit (the only one compatible with the instalation already on board) is out of catalogue by Raymarine, so I would have to purchase a second hand one. 

Can anyone give some info about where I can find one of such auto pilots.

Thanks in advance.

Victor 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 Bow thruster

Beaute Olivier
 

Good evening Tony,
 
the symptom for replacing the foam seals is that you see water coming in around the shaft tube on top of the box where the lower part (gear-box and propellers) slides up and down. This may happen only while sailing because the hole is located 10 cm above water line.
There is one seal on top of the box and one or two seals underneath.
 
You should change the oil of the gearbox every two years. The drain plug is located at the bottom of the gear-box (access from outside, after removing one prop). Should the oil show mayonnaise (mix of oil and water), you should replace the propeller output shafts lipseals. The oil filling from the top of the container is very slow. Some mechanics will find a way to inject oil from the bottom drain plug....
 
You should also check the magnetic sensors of the lifting strut. Are they tight? Are their connections OK? Check also the connections on the big solenoid switches, they may get loose because if vibrations.
 
Bon courage.
 
Olivier BEAUTE.


On Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:04 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Tony,
Kent' description was for maintenance of a Super Maramu bow thruster... Your maintenance will be different for a 54.
Can a 54 owner add to this?
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet
On Dec 11, 2014 2:24 AM, "Tony Robinson tonywrobinson51@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Many thanks Kent - your points are well taken.

Tony.


From: "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 Bow thruster

 
Hi Tony.  Most of us do maintenance on the thruster every time we haul out.  Change the foam seals, change the prop shaft seal, change the oil, change the nylon bolts that secure the prop.  If the foam seals fail you will get water in the forward bilge. If the prop shaft seal leaks you will have water in the oil.  The nylon bolts could fatigue so it's a good idea to go ahead and change them while you're hauled out.
See the excellent description of how to do this maintenance in the files section of this site.
I assume that it's the same for 54s as it is for SMs, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
Kent
SM243
Kristy




On Dec 10, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Tony Robinson tonywrobinson51@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hello Everyone,

The bow thruster on my 2008 Amel 54 (#102) appears to be working perfectly. But.....I believe that these bow thrusters do require periodic maintenance. I regularly replace the anodes as and when necessary, however:

1) Should I re place the foam seals ? I have a set on board, but what are the symptons that they need replacing and what is the procedure ?

2) Are there any other seals I should replace ?

3) What are the main symptons of the bow thruster malfunctioning ?

I am concerned because I sail in the Ionian Islands, Greece, and I'm very often short handed and often single handed. I rely on the bowthruster totally for stern to mooring.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Tony Robinson, Catriona R.














Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Navigation in USA

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Or sail south to Grenada or Trinidad. Beautiful places.

/Annsofie S/Y Lady Annila SM 232
Present in Grenada

Skickat från min iPad

14 dec 2014 kl. 11:52 skrev "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Or, you could go to Mexico, cross the Rio Grande, and stay as long as you like...

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Happy Holidays!
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Fernandina Beach FL, still waiting for my CDrive to come back from France😩


On Dec 14, 2014, at 9:54 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Maria,


I found this for Canuckians…


And this for the Schweiz…


Fair winds on your crossing.  Looking at my weather picture, I would go 1 day earlier…  Head 245 until 12 North then due West… you’ll get there quickly enough :-)

I’ll be doing the same next year…:-)


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 14 Dec 2014, at 16:02, pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,

We are now in Cap Vert ready to cross the Atlantic on the 20th Dec.!We will head to Barbados and go up the Antillas to the Chesapeake Bay, Where we will be for the hurricane season. We are Swiss-Canadian. My question is: as Swiss we have a multiple visa for 10 years and as Canadian we do not need visa. He heard we can stay in USA for six months and then go out like Canada and get back  in again to USA...  Does someone have the experience if not Americans? Six months are not enough to go up to Chesapeake wait for the hurricane season and head south after in Sept, Oct.

Any Canadians or other nationalities that have experience this with matter?


Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas,


Maria Geiger

S.Y. PITU





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Navigation in USA

karkauai
 

Or, you could go to Mexico, cross the Rio Grande, and stay as long as you like...

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Happy Holidays!
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Fernandina Beach FL, still waiting for my CDrive to come back from France😩


On Dec 14, 2014, at 9:54 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Maria,


I found this for Canuckians…


And this for the Schweiz…


Fair winds on your crossing.  Looking at my weather picture, I would go 1 day earlier…  Head 245 until 12 North then due West… you’ll get there quickly enough :-)

I’ll be doing the same next year…:-)


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 14 Dec 2014, at 16:02, pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,

We are now in Cap Vert ready to cross the Atlantic on the 20th Dec.!We will head to Barbados and go up the Antillas to the Chesapeake Bay, Where we will be for the hurricane season. We are Swiss-Canadian. My question is: as Swiss we have a multiple visa for 10 years and as Canadian we do not need visa. He heard we can stay in USA for six months and then go out like Canada and get back  in again to USA...  Does someone have the experience if not Americans? Six months are not enough to go up to Chesapeake wait for the hurricane season and head south after in Sept, Oct.

Any Canadians or other nationalities that have experience this with matter?


Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas,


Maria Geiger

S.Y. PITU





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Navigation in USA

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Maria,

I found this for Canuckians…


And this for the Schweiz…


Fair winds on your crossing.  Looking at my weather picture, I would go 1 day earlier…  Head 245 until 12 North then due West… you’ll get there quickly enough :-)

I’ll be doing the same next year…:-)


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 14 Dec 2014, at 16:02, pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,

We are now in Cap Vert ready to cross the Atlantic on the 20th Dec.!We will head to Barbados and go up the Antillas to the Chesapeake Bay, Where we will be for the hurricane season. We are Swiss-Canadian. My question is: as Swiss we have a multiple visa for 10 years and as Canadian we do not need visa. He heard we can stay in USA for six months and then go out like Canada and get back  in again to USA...  Does someone have the experience if not Americans? Six months are not enough to go up to Chesapeake wait for the hurricane season and head south after in Sept, Oct.

Any Canadians or other nationalities that have experience this with matter?


Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas,


Maria Geiger

S.Y. PITU





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Navigation in USA

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Maria,

I am Swiss as well. And ask that same question to emigration for the same reason a month ago when I arrived in Fort Lauderdale.
You will have to leave the US for a "significant" amount of time… and "significant" is at the interpretation of the Emigration officer.
If you look clearly at the law, it is a maximum of 6 months per year…

I would not argue the law, example: when I went to the Bahamas, emigration stamped my passport for 90 days, I said as a Swiss I am allowed to 8 months. He said no, "I only give you 90 days", that is his right… It will be the same everywhere else.

A friend of a friend of mine from Canada, came "too many times" (stayed too many days), so US emigration said no you can not enter (he was driving).
He thought he was smart and drove to the next border control, (I personally thought that was funny) he didn't realize everything is recorded instantly in the computer and was told he will never enter again the USA…
so if are you told you have been in the USA for too long be wise.

I would guess, if you stay for example 4 months in a calendar year (example 2014), then leave for 2 months, then are back 4 months in another calendar year (example 2015) - I would suspect this would not be an issue (but again at the interpretation of the emigrate officer reading your info on the computer).

I am sure you know you have to call as soon as you arrive in the USA before stepping on ground (which is kind of difficult for dock lines)
The number I called was: (800) 432 1216 (I don't know if this is specific to Florida or for all the USA).
They will give you an 18 digit number and you have 24 hours to clear emigration and customs. and ask you if you brought Vegetable, etc.
I made that mistake and had 1 grapefruit, 2 tomatoes, 4 eggs, etc. they will send a van to destroy the food, personally I ask if I could eat it before clearing emigration and it was ok.
Customs will give you a cruising permit of 1 year, cost me $19.

Hope that helps, let me know if you have other questions.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Royal Palm, Fort Lauderdale, USA




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On Sun, 12/14/14, pitugolf@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Navigation in USA
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:02 AM


 









Hello everybody,We are now in Cap
Vert ready to cross the Atlantic on the 20th Dec.! We will
head to Barbados and go up the Antillas to the Chesapeake
Bay, Where we will be for the hurricane season. We are
Swiss-Canadian. My question is: as Swiss we have a multiple
visa for 10 years and as Canadian we do not need visa. He
heard we can stay in USA for six months and then go out like
Canada and get back  in again to USA...  Does someone have
the experience if not Americans? Six months are not enough
to go up to Chesapeake wait for the hurricane season and
head south after in Sept, Oct.Any Canadians or other
nationalities that have experience this with
matter?
Thank you in advance
and Merry Christmas,
Maria
GeigerS.Y. PITU











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Navigation in USA

Maria Geiger
 

Hello everybody,

We are now in Cap Vert ready to cross the Atlantic on the 20th Dec.! We will head to Barbados and go up the Antillas to the Chesapeake Bay, Where we will be for the hurricane season. We are Swiss-Canadian. My question is: as Swiss we have a multiple visa for 10 years and as Canadian we do not need visa. He heard we can stay in USA for six months and then go out like Canada and get back  in again to USA...  Does someone have the experience if not Americans? Six months are not enough to go up to Chesapeake wait for the hurricane season and head south after in Sept, Oct.

Any Canadians or other nationalities that have experience this with matter?


Thank you in advance and Merry Christmas,


Maria Geiger

S.Y. PITU




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass switch and reversing relays for furlers

svsunnyside
 

Hi Eric,
when on 1996 I bought Sunny Side, I put immediately a cover, to protect the rubber of the two push button switches. Even if one of them was already cracked, today, they are still working. This means that the switch quality is exceptionally good.
I looked several time  for a spare but no success.
Now if the switch shown on the Vetus web page you indicate has a diameter of 5/8" the problem will be fixed. Judging from the photo the length seams short enough to avoid a contact with the motor.
As you have a spare on board, please, could you check the diameter, next time you will be on Kimberlite?
Thank you and Fair Winds
Gabriele
Maramu 219 (02/87)



From: "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]"
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Sent: Friday, 12 December 2014, 14:40
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass switch and reversing relays for furlers

 
If I recall correctly the Vetus switch that Amel used is
I am not sure as I have a spare on board and I am not near the boat.
If you look in the catalog you will also find the reversing relays that Amel now uses for the furling motors.
It is different than the original model but this is what Amel sent me as a spare.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite SM 376
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 6:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigre Windlass switch
 
 
The problem with the switches on the winch is that the actual switch buttons under the rubber boot have sharp edges and so used as foot switches the boot gets cut through so if replacing them file the edges on the new button. The second problem is that these switches are too far aft to be able to watch the chain/anchor coming up easily and the third problem is that it is hard to find replacements, I did find one chandlery which had four such switches but none would do as a safe replacement. I have put in a deck switch wired in parallel with the up
switch but mounted further forward so that one can watch the anchor coming up or face the other way so that one can use the winch to take up halyards to hoist sails or lift a dinghy. Having said that I do like the idea of connecting the “Quick” manual or the Lofrans wireless control in parallel with the winch mounted switches. Deck mounted foot switches are cheap and reliable and totally waterproof as there needs to be one very small hole in the deck for the wire and the fit the switch with sealant and screws.
 
                   Anne and John,  Bali Hai,  SM2K 319,   for sale in Malta
 
 


 
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:57 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigre Windlass switch
 
 
Sometimes a feature that Captain Amel added to his designs excapes all of us until we modify it. If you modify the Lofrans by adding foot switches, you have added 2 holes to the deck. If you remove the switches from the top of the windlass, continue reading...
About 6 months ago an unoccupied 58' catamaran began dragging in high winds. It was coming down on the two boats on our starboard side. One of the threatened boat owners and I jumped into our dinghies and went to the cat. In the end, we were able to reset the anchor, but it would have been much easier and better, if we had some control of the windlass other than manual control.
BTW, the owner of the second threatened yacht came over and thanked us, the captain of the dragged yacht was fully aware of what happened, and the cat was flying an ensign of a English speaking country, but had nothing to say to anyone as he left the anchorage at full throttle.
I respect everyone's opinion and their right to modify, but I would urge you to sit on a modification idea for at least a year before drilling, cutting, or filling.
At least one renowned member of this group will tell you that I "desecrated" BeBe by adding a solar arch. I sat on that modification for 6 years before implementation, and did not do anything until I was sure of the design.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet



Re: Rudder packing

David Wallace
 

Alan, thanks for info and the extra advice...I've not done this before so it's good to have insight on how to do it!

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu#104
Sea of Cortez, Mx


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Eric
I believe they original hoses fit. I have since changed the old hoses and do not remember exactly.
Paul


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:18:40 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

Paul,

Do the existing hoses fit?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 7:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Eric
We mounted it in the same spot the original were the original pump was. We mounted it on a plastic board to use the existing bolts and the put new bolts in the plastic board to mount the new pump.
Paul
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:40:27 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Paul.

Found it

How did you mount the pump. I understand it has to be mounted horizontally?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Eric
I googled  Dometic T series Discharge pump and the site below came up. I copied the site but I can not bring it up. Best suggestion is to use google.
Paul


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:49:09 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Hi Paul,

Would you please check the link. I could not access it.

Thanks

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Danny
When we were in Europe 3 years ago we tried to source the part from the Italian Manufacture. They were bought out by another Italian company and moved to another location in Italy. We contacted them to get a replacement plastic gear and they they that we had to buy a whole new unit. We then went to a boat supply company in France and were told the same as they do not supply parts.
As a result we went and put in another pump that works perfectly. It is Dometic T Series discharge pump. Cost about $400.00. A new one like we had is $900. We bought 2  as we thought  to keep one as spare. Still on the original one after 3 years.
 Here is their site http://www.dometicsanitation.com/International/PG-7502-Toilet-System-Accessories/PG-7528-Tank-Discharge/MD-54683-T-Series-Waste-Discharge-Pump/SK-54893-T-series-waste-discharge-pump.
 As to the Mercedes part we investigated and the part is from a 1994 e series car for the wind shield wiper. We decided to just change the pump rather messing around with experimentation.
Hope this helps

Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in St Martin


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:57:53 +0000
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Hi all, the plastic gear in my main bilge pump has failed. can any one help with where to source a replacement part.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

At Home in NZ

 

 

 



Windlass switch and reversing relays for furlers

eric freedman
 

If I recall correctly the Vetus switch that Amel used is

http://www.vetus-shop.com/push-button-switch-excluding-relay-p-2308.html

I am not sure as I have a spare on board and I am not near the boat.

If you look in the catalog you will also find the reversing relays that Amel now uses for the furling motors.

It is different than the original model but this is what Amel sent me as a spare.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 6:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigre Windlass switch

 

 

The problem with the switches on the winch is that the actual switch buttons under the rubber boot have sharp edges and so used as foot switches the boot gets cut through so if replacing them file the edges on the new button. The second problem is that these switches are too far aft to be able to watch the chain/anchor coming up easily and the third problem is that it is hard to find replacements, I did find one chandlery which had four such switches but none would do as a safe replacement. I have put in a deck switch wired in parallel with the up

switch but mounted further forward so that one can watch the anchor coming up or face the other way so that one can use the winch to take up halyards to hoist sails or lift a dinghy. Having said that I do like the idea of connecting the “Quick” manual or the Lofrans wireless control in parallel with the winch mounted switches. Deck mounted foot switches are cheap and reliable and totally waterproof as there needs to be one very small hole in the deck for the wire and the fit the switch with sealant and screws.

 

                   Anne and John,  Bali Hai,  SM2K 319,   for sale in Malta

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:57 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigre Windlass switch

 

 

Sometimes a feature that Captain Amel added to his designs excapes all of us until we modify it. If you modify the Lofrans by adding foot switches, you have added 2 holes to the deck. If you remove the switches from the top of the windlass, continue reading...

About 6 months ago an unoccupied 58' catamaran began dragging in high winds. It was coming down on the two boats on our starboard side. One of the threatened boat owners and I jumped into our dinghies and went to the cat. In the end, we were able to reset the anchor, but it would have been much easier and better, if we had some control of the windlass other than manual control.

BTW, the owner of the second threatened yacht came over and thanked us, the captain of the dragged yacht was fully aware of what happened, and the cat was flying an ensign of a English speaking country, but had nothing to say to anyone as he left the anchorage at full throttle.

I respect everyone's opinion and their right to modify, but I would urge you to sit on a modification idea for at least a year before drilling, cutting, or filling.

At least one renowned member of this group will tell you that I "desecrated" BeBe by adding a solar arch. I sat on that modification for 6 years before implementation, and did not do anything until I was sure of the design.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

eric freedman
 

Paul,

Do the existing hoses fit?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 7:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Eric
We mounted it in the same spot the original were the original pump was. We mounted it on a plastic board to use the existing bolts and the put new bolts in the plastic board to mount the new pump.
Paul
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:40:27 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Paul.

Found it

How did you mount the pump. I understand it has to be mounted horizontally?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Eric
I googled  Dometic T series Discharge pump and the site below came up. I copied the site but I can not bring it up. Best suggestion is to use google.
Paul


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:49:09 -0500
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Hi Paul,

Would you please check the link. I could not access it.

Thanks

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Danny
When we were in Europe 3 years ago we tried to source the part from the Italian Manufacture. They were bought out by another Italian company and moved to another location in Italy. We contacted them to get a replacement plastic gear and they they that we had to buy a whole new unit. We then went to a boat supply company in France and were told the same as they do not supply parts.
As a result we went and put in another pump that works perfectly. It is Dometic T Series discharge pump. Cost about $400.00. A new one like we had is $900. We bought 2  as we thought  to keep one as spare. Still on the original one after 3 years.
 Here is their site http://www.dometicsanitation.com/International/PG-7502-Toilet-System-Accessories/PG-7528-Tank-Discharge/MD-54683-T-Series-Waste-Discharge-Pump/SK-54893-T-series-waste-discharge-pump.
 As to the Mercedes part we investigated and the part is from a 1994 e series car for the wind shield wiper. We decided to just change the pump rather messing around with experimentation.
Hope this helps

Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in St Martin


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:57:53 +0000
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main bilge pump

 

 

Hi all, the plastic gear in my main bilge pump has failed. can any one help with where to source a replacement part.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

At Home in NZ

 

 

 


Re: hard bottom sailing dinghy's- nesting dinghy

ericmeury@...
 

Thank you all.

A nesting dinghy is what i have been researching.  I think the ability to have just two parts and put the boat together on deck or in the water sound much easier than the dinghy that we have.  .  Even with the rib that we have now i rarely open up the engine to full throttle anyways so flying around in the anchorage is not something we will probably do. 

I just wonder if the sailing dinghy with a engine will be fast enough to explore in.


Re: Main bilge pump

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Hanspeter,

 

If you click on the installation instructions link listed on the Dometic advertisement, you will see that the company offers a T24 model as well as the pictured T12 model, and the T24 refers to the 24volt/3 amp version.

 

Derick