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Fuel shutoff

Mike Ondra
 

In the process of changing fuel filters, we just experienced an inability to cut off fuel to the engine and generator with the fuel shut off valve at the base of the tank. (The one with the control in the Pilot Berth area.) Should this not completely shut off the fuel and kill the engine when closed? Has anyone had this valve fail?

 

Mike Ondra

S/V Aletes SM#240

 

 

  

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steam cleaning of the Alcantara upholstery ???

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Trevor and Bill
I will follow up on your advice
Paul S/Y Kerpa


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

bobparry1947
 

Hi Barb,
We own Supermaramu #33, Nowornot. We live in Brisbane and the boat is here in the WMYC. Maybe we can catch up some time.
Ann and Bob Parry


On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:08 PM, surfskis2002@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all

Great news have found a engineering shop who feel they can do the rebuild 
Kawana machining who will advise in 2 weeks when they have time get into the problem
Thank you all for your assistance
Barb



Re: Main Sail Outhaul Gearbox Replacement Instructions

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

Craig, Thanks for the Bonfiglio info, that's just what I needed!  David


Amel orders and exchange rate

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

This post about the "expensive" remark regarding parts from Amel reminds me to remind you that not too many years ago the euro cost $1.40 and today it is $1.10 or less, similar conversions with other currencies. So if your currency is not the euro, there is a 25% sale going on on Amel parts right now because of the favorable exchange rate.

I got my orders in.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

Barbara Nairne
 

Hi all
Great news have found a engineering shop who feel they can do the rebuild 
Kawana machining who will advise in 2 weeks when they have time get into the problem
Thank you all for your assistance
Barb


Mooring on Long Island

eric freedman
 

Kent,

You might try a mooring at my club.

Huntington Yacht club. 631-427-4949.

It is about 40 miles east of Manhattan on the north shore of Long Island—GREAT anchorage.

I will be around for most of May and June if you would like me to check on your boat.

 

With respect to electrical. I unplug my boat at the marina in St Maarten and they plug it in once a week. I usually use 1 kw of electric every 2 months

 

You can email me at Kimberlite@...

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376.

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 12:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

 

 

Hi, all!
It looks like I'm actually going to get off the dock in a couple days.  Heading North for the Cape Cod area (anywhere from Buzzards Bay to Boston) and need a place to leave the boat for a few weeks in June.  Most marinas look pretty pricey ($3-4/foot per night), mooring balls average $35 a night.

Anyone have any suggestions about a good place to tie up at a reasonable rate?  What are your thoughts about a mooring ball?  I don't have solar or wind power, but for a few weeks I think I could leave her without any problems.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Outhaul Gearbox Replacement Instructions

karkauai
 

Great news, Craig,
Keep us posted on where you are.
Kent



From: "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Outhaul Gearbox Replacement Instructions

 
Hey Kent,
So far so good - prop shop straightened the blades (Seahawk Autostream feathering) and I straightened the shaft with heat and a 20 ton hydraulic jack ("heat 'n beat" - kinda like "shake n' bake"). Sea trials next week. 
Super to see you're sailing - you'll likely beat us up north though.
Cheers, Craig & Katherine


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

That compares to $1000 each from Amel a few years ago.

How's the bent prop shaft issue going, Craig?  Hope you're making progress.
Hi to Katherine.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Apr 27, 2015, at 5:19 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
David,
Read post 18866 etc. where I noted the following:
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.

The post discusses minor modifications you'll need to make.

Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

Stephen Davis
 

Really glad to hear you are finally back in he water, and ready to start the adventure. Liz and I will be taking Aloha to Maine sometime in June, and probably there for a couple of months. I hope we cross paths, and good luck finding some place to keep your boat.

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM72
St Augustine, FL

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks, Mark...it's been a long time coming.  At least I've had time to do all maintenance, learned a lot more about the Amel electrical system, galvanic corrosion and electrolysis, and found the chain problem before I needed it to anchor.
I bought a silver chloride electrode to check hull potential and it is reading at the upper end of "protected" range, so I guess I've solved the problem that caused the prop shaft damage.  I also discovered the bow locker floors were starting to fail and fixed that better than new.
Hope to be "relatively" problem free for a while.

I hope to meet some of you in our travels up and down the East coast this year.

Steady as she goes.
Kent & Dawn
SM243
Kristy 
About to leave Fernandina Beach, FL for ports North.


On Apr 27, 2015, at 1:04 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Can’t help with the info you asked for but am glad to see you sailing, at last!

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 12:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

Hi, all!
It looks like I'm actually going to get off the dock in a couple days. Heading North for the Cape Cod area (anywhere from Buzzards Bay to Boston) and need a place to leave the boat for a few weeks in June. Most marinas look pretty pricey ($3-4/foot per night), mooring balls average $35 a night.

Anyone have any suggestions about a good place to tie up at a reasonable rate? What are your thoughts about a mooring ball? I don't have solar or wind power, but for a few weeks I think I could leave her without any problems.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Outhaul Gearbox Replacement Instructions

Craig Briggs
 

Hey Kent,
So far so good - prop shop straightened the blades (Seahawk Autostream feathering) and I straightened the shaft with heat and a 20 ton hydraulic jack ("heat 'n beat" - kinda like "shake n' bake"). Sea trials next week. 
Super to see you're sailing - you'll likely beat us up north though.
Cheers, Craig & Katherine


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

That compares to $1000 each from Amel a few years ago.

How's the bent prop shaft issue going, Craig?  Hope you're making progress.
Hi to Katherine.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Apr 27, 2015, at 5:19 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

David,

Read post 18866 etc. where I noted the following:
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.

The post discusses minor modifications you'll need to make.

Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Outhaul Gearbox Replacement Instructions

karkauai
 

That compares to $1000 each from Amel a few years ago.

How's the bent prop shaft issue going, Craig?  Hope you're making progress.
Hi to Katherine.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Apr 27, 2015, at 5:19 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

David,

Read post 18866 etc. where I noted the following:
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.

The post discusses minor modifications you'll need to make.

Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

Barbara Nairne
 

Good morning All,
Thank you so much for all your assistance.
Al, who assisted me previously with the replacement of C-drive and new motor has spoken with Bill from Bebe
and we now have a plan to work thru.
Barb




On Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:21, "Rosario Romano rosario.romano50@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Barb, I wasn't able to see the pictures you uploaded. I am new in the GROUP.
The documentation I found in my 1989 Sharki shows the brand "Propulseur d'etrave Martin - Hyeres" model BISON for smaller boat and "BUFFLE" for the bigger.
I attach here the brochure. Hope this helps
Unfortunately the company ceased the business many years ago. I have written to SAV Amel Med. Waiting for answer.
Have a look of the Amel Forum in French.

Rosario
Sharki no 173
phone +39 340 74321 27



Il Lunedì 27 Aprile 2015 10:44, "Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" ha scritto:


 
Hi Barb

I think you need to try to divide the problem up into two parts the linear actuator mechanism together with relays as well as raising and lowering the bow thruster, enables and disables the actual bow thruster motor so after checking the obvious such as fuses etc as Bill mentioned then you want to establish that in fact it is is not just a linear actuator issue. Whether you do this or you get an electrician will depend on your confidence with electrics. But in principle if you can get the bow thruster into the down position by disengaging the lifting mechanism there are just two wires that come from the actual bow thruster mechanism that need to be connected together to enable the actual bow thruster – these are low current wires that enable the large relays associated with the powerful bow thruster motor and work together with the joy stick mechanism to determine which way the motor turns (for port and starboard thrust) . So once the bow thruster is down if you can identify the two wires by following them back from the linear actuator control box – I am not on my boat so I can’t remember exactly where they pass – but as far as I recall there are two wires that obviously go to the pin switch, a collection of around 10 wires that go back to the up / down switches and buzzer in the cockpit and two more wires that go to the bow thruster relay / control – it is these last two wires that you want to identify and in the linear actuator control box disconnect from the control circuit and connect together.

Once you are confident that you have these if you connect these together and have the main circuit breaker for the bow thruster on, you should be able to activate the bow thruster using the joystick – if the bow thruster does wotk then you have eliminated a large part of the problem and what I did then was rigged up a handy billy to lift the bow thuster up and down until  I sorted the linear actuator issue. The linear actuator mechanism I suspect you can get from Amel – Amel sent me the wrong motor for the linear actuator – I think while Maud was on maternity leave – so I got mine direct from http://www.snt.tm.fr/ but with Maud back you might be able to get the motor, motor + actuator + switches all from Amel.

if this does not work then it is likely you have a bow thruster motor or relay problem – which I am afraid I don’t know much about – but I guess I would start by looking a brushes, etc

Hope this helps

Andrew & Kate

Ronpische
SM 472 Canet-en-Roussillon

From: "amelyachtowners@..."
Reply-To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Date: Monday, 27 April 2015 09:51
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

 
Hi Bill,

Well it is definitely not caused by 1 or 3.

I haven't been to the boat for 2 yrs now - though systems were being checked while I was away.
Paul purchased the boat 3 yrs ago in Australia (Brisbane)
You may recall we just had so many problems and Paul lost interest - new Cdrive - new motor (only 8 hrs on it in 2 yrs).

We had the bowthruster serviced just prior to leaving Mooloolaba for Gold Coast 2 yrs ago and it hasn't been anywhere since.
I am trying once again to get it together!!!

Will check every point you have raised tomorrow morning.

Thank you again.
Barb





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

karkauai
 

Thanks, Mark...it's been a long time coming.  At least I've had time to do all maintenance, learned a lot more about the Amel electrical system, galvanic corrosion and electrolysis, and found the chain problem before I needed it to anchor.
I bought a silver chloride electrode to check hull potential and it is reading at the upper end of "protected" range, so I guess I've solved the problem that caused the prop shaft damage.  I also discovered the bow locker floors were starting to fail and fixed that better than new.
Hope to be "relatively" problem free for a while.

I hope to meet some of you in our travels up and down the East coast this year.

Steady as she goes.
Kent & Dawn
SM243
Kristy 
About to leave Fernandina Beach, FL for ports North.


On Apr 27, 2015, at 1:04 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Can’t help with the info you asked for but am glad to see you sailing, at last!

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 12:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

Hi, all!
It looks like I'm actually going to get off the dock in a couple days. Heading North for the Cape Cod area (anywhere from Buzzards Bay to Boston) and need a place to leave the boat for a few weeks in June. Most marinas look pretty pricey ($3-4/foot per night), mooring balls average $35 a night.

Anyone have any suggestions about a good place to tie up at a reasonable rate? What are your thoughts about a mooring ball? I don't have solar or wind power, but for a few weeks I think I could leave her without any problems.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy




Re: Main Sail Outhaul Gearbox Replacement Instructions

Craig Briggs
 

David,
Read post 18866 etc. where I noted the following:
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.

The post discusses minor modifications you'll need to make.

Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Bill M,

I have Eleuthera moored stern to your own SM at the dock in Goček… I hope your string of bad luck has no strings attached to my hull… :-)

Greetings to your delivery crew and better luck for the rest of the journey.

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera SM 007 in Goček


On 27 Apr 2015, at 19:02, William Maffei william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Everyone -

Turns out the prop picked up a bunch of mono that got wrapped. This is turn caused the engine mounts to get damaged. Currently undergoing repairs in Malta. The new H6 that Riza told me was installed in November of 2014 had no damage at all.

Thanks for all the input.

Bill M
It's all Good

At Apr 25, 2015, 4:10:52 PM, William Maffei william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners]amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Found out the boat is running a H6 (not H5 like originally stated) autoprop purchased in 07 Nov, 2014. Chances are something is caught on the prop. Will know more tomorrow morning EST.




On Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:00 AM, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


I have documents from Bruntons that recommend bearing and seal replacement every 1000 engine hours
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

From: "sailormon kimberlite@optonline..net [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Saturday, 25 April 2015 3:17 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft

I have 4500 hours on the prop and engine and have rebuilt the prop twice.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 10:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft
I have the H5 on my 100 hp yanmar.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 9:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft
Bill,
One more thing.
I am fairly sure that AutoProp is undersized for that engine. At some point that boat was repowered. An AutoProp H6 would be appropriate for a 110hp engine. I have known other SMs to keep the undersized propeller, but do not know their experience positive or negative.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail





Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jp.germain@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

Rosario Romano <rosario.romano50@...>
 

Hi Barb, I wasn't able to see the pictures you uploaded. I am new in the GROUP.
The documentation I found in my 1989 Sharki shows the brand "Propulseur d'etrave Martin - Hyeres" model BISON for smaller boat and "BUFFLE" for the bigger.
I attach here the brochure. Hope this helps
Unfortunately the company ceased the business many years ago. I have written to SAV Amel Med. Waiting for answer.
Have a look of the Amel Forum in French.

Rosario
Sharki no 173
phone +39 340 74321 27



Il Lunedì 27 Aprile 2015 10:44, "Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" ha scritto:


 
Hi Barb

I think you need to try to divide the problem up into two parts the linear actuator mechanism together with relays as well as raising and lowering the bow thruster, enables and disables the actual bow thruster motor so after checking the obvious such as fuses etc as Bill mentioned then you want to establish that in fact it is is not just a linear actuator issue. Whether you do this or you get an electrician will depend on your confidence with electrics. But in principle if you can get the bow thruster into the down position by disengaging the lifting mechanism there are just two wires that come from the actual bow thruster mechanism that need to be connected together to enable the actual bow thruster – these are low current wires that enable the large relays associated with the powerful bow thruster motor and work together with the joy stick mechanism to determine which way the motor turns (for port and starboard thrust) . So once the bow thruster is down if you can identify the two wires by following them back from the linear actuator control box – I am not on my boat so I can’t remember exactly where they pass – but as far as I recall there are two wires that obviously go to the pin switch, a collection of around 10 wires that go back to the up / down switches and buzzer in the cockpit and two more wires that go to the bow thruster relay / control – it is these last two wires that you want to identify and in the linear actuator control box disconnect from the control circuit and connect together.

Once you are confident that you have these if you connect these together and have the main circuit breaker for the bow thruster on, you should be able to activate the bow thruster using the joystick – if the bow thruster does wotk then you have eliminated a large part of the problem and what I did then was rigged up a handy billy to lift the bow thuster up and down until  I sorted the linear actuator issue. The linear actuator mechanism I suspect you can get from Amel – Amel sent me the wrong motor for the linear actuator – I think while Maud was on maternity leave – so I got mine direct from http://www.snt.tm.fr/ but with Maud back you might be able to get the motor, motor + actuator + switches all from Amel.

if this does not work then it is likely you have a bow thruster motor or relay problem – which I am afraid I don’t know much about – but I guess I would start by looking a brushes, etc

Hope this helps

Andrew & Kate

Ronpische
SM 472 Canet-en-Roussillon

From: "amelyachtowners@..."
Reply-To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Date: Monday, 27 April 2015 09:51
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

 
Hi Bill,

Well it is definitely not caused by 1 or 3.

I haven't been to the boat for 2 yrs now - though systems were being checked while I was away.
Paul purchased the boat 3 yrs ago in Australia (Brisbane)
You may recall we just had so many problems and Paul lost interest - new Cdrive - new motor (only 8 hrs on it in 2 yrs).

We had the bowthruster serviced just prior to leaving Mooloolaba for Gold Coast 2 yrs ago and it hasn't been anywhere since.
I am trying once again to get it together!!!

Will check every point you have raised tomorrow morning.

Thank you again.
Barb



Re: Sharki bow thruster

rosario.romano50@...
 

Thank you to Alexandre, Bill and Judy.

I'll try to give answers.

As I wrote the Amel Sharki is hull no 173 1989.
The bow thruster is a Bison from "Propulseur d'etrave Martine - Hyeres". This company ceased the activity.
The pin is released. this is the first thing I checked as I forgot it already in different occasion (sic)
All the electrical is OK. The small arm releasing the cable come up and the propeller works.
The bigger arm containing the shaft and the propeller is stuck on the top position.
I suspect because of corrosion or other obstruction which prevent the arm to fall down by gravity.
My concern is that forcing the arm down I could damage the gasket for water retention as in the Sharki, which is much smaller than SM or 53, the thruster is below the floating line.
That's why I am looking for spare parts particularly for the gasket.
In any case thank you for your immediate help.

Rosario
Sharki no 173
Riva Ligure  (Imperia- Italy)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,



Can’t help with the info you asked for but am glad to see you sailing, at last!







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 12:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod





Hi, all!
It looks like I'm actually going to get off the dock in a couple days. Heading North for the Cape Cod area (anywhere from Buzzards Bay to Boston) and need a place to leave the boat for a few weeks in June. Most marinas look pretty pricey ($3-4/foot per night), mooring balls average $35 a night.

Anyone have any suggestions about a good place to tie up at a reasonable rate? What are your thoughts about a mooring ball? I don't have solar or wind power, but for a few weeks I think I could leave her without any problems.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy







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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft

William Maffei <william_maffei@...>
 

Hi Everyone -

Turns out the prop picked up a bunch of mono that got wrapped. This is turn caused the engine mounts to get damaged. Currently undergoing repairs in Malta. The new H6 that Riza told me was installed in November of 2014 had no damage at all.

Thanks for all the input.

Bill M
It's all Good

At Apr 25, 2015, 4:10:52 PM, William Maffei william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners]<'amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Found out the boat is running a H6 (not H5 like originally stated) autoprop purchased in 07 Nov, 2014. Chances are something is caught on the prop. Will know more tomorrow morning EST.




On Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:00 AM, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


I have documents from Bruntons that recommend bearing and seal replacement every 1000 engine hours
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

From: "sailormon kimberlite@optonline..net [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Saturday, 25 April 2015 3:17 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft

I have 4500 hours on the prop and engine and have rebuilt the prop twice.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 10:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft
I have the H5 on my 100 hp yanmar.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 9:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Vibration in the prop drive shaft
Bill,
One more thing.
I am fairly sure that AutoProp is undersized for that engine. At some point that boat was repowered. An AutoProp H6 would be appropriate for a 110hp engine. I have known other SMs to keep the undersized propeller, but do not know their experience positive or negative.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail





A Place to leave the boat for a few weeks near Cape Cod

karkauai
 

Hi, all!
It looks like I'm actually going to get off the dock in a couple days.  Heading North for the Cape Cod area (anywhere from Buzzards Bay to Boston) and need a place to leave the boat for a few weeks in June.  Most marinas look pretty pricey ($3-4/foot per night), mooring balls average $35 a night.

Anyone have any suggestions about a good place to tie up at a reasonable rate?  What are your thoughts about a mooring ball?  I don't have solar or wind power, but for a few weeks I think I could leave her without any problems.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy