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Re: Sharki bow thruster leaking

n33077@...
 

I took my bow thruster apart again. Cleaned once more and it apears that the white housing around the seal has a minor crack, well actually 2 cracks directly opposite each other. The shaft too looks to be very worn.  I'm wondering if Amel has replacement parts for them.

I'll post some new pictures in the Sharki Bow thruster folder tomorrow.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster zincs for 54

Peter Forbes
 

Jeff,

I had the change done by EMEK Main in Turkey so I can’t describe the detail of the seal.

Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Travelling West in Mediterranean

On 4 May 2015, at 18:31, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Thanks Peter, but I think I'll be able to get them.
The Sidepower bowthruster is a popular unit, and the manager at the boatyard expects to be able to get them.
BTW, have you replaced the seals on your thruster yet?
If so, could you describe briefly , the process if you can.
It appears there is a wearing seal (similar to a shaft seal) that is housed inside the base where the shaft goes through the hull.
This seal appears to be fine. Considering that the shaft only goes up and down through this seal very rarely, I can't see how it wears much at all, and I've decided to leave it. 
The donut seals that Amel sells seem to be a secondary seal. I don't think, looking at the condition of the current one, and considering that the thruster didn't leak at all, I wonder if it acts more as a cushion between the bottom of the thruster unit, and the top of the area where the main shaft seal is. 
Anyone with a 54 please fell free to chime in on the seal changing process, and the seals themselves.
Jeff 54#14 Spirit 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" 
Date: Monday, May 4, 2015 11:24 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster zincs for 54
To: amelyachtowners@...

> I bought these from Amel - can’t recall price but could check 
> next week if you like.
> 
> Peter
> Peter Forbes
> 
> Carango Sailing Ketch
> Amel 54 #035
> Travelling West in Mediterranean
> 
> > On 4 May 2015, at 13:06, jmkraus@... 
> [amelyachtowners] wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > I'm currently hauled out, and returned to the boat to finalize 
> plans to launch.
> > 
> > I noticed that there are 2 zincs on the bow thruster 
> propellors. Mine are about 1/3 gone, and I was wondering if any 
> 54 owners have found a source other then Amel to get them. I'm 
> going to see what I can find here in Charleston, but they look 
> like they may be a custom item. I will make sure the screws come 
> out easily so that they can be replaced while in the water, in 
> any case/
> > 
> > Jeff 54 #14 Spirit
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: autoprop zinc

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Derrick,

Could you please give me more detail on how to test the bonding system?
So one wire of the volt meter has to go on the anodes of the ruder? (how do you attach it to it? Or it is just in the water?
Then where do you connect the other wire? Could you please give some example?

Thanks in advance,
sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


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On Mon, 5/4/15, derickgates@comcast.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: autoprop zinc
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, May 4, 2015, 3:46 PM


 









Andrew,
The
silver reference electrode I bought can be found
at:
Corrosion
Reference Electrode Product Specifications


Corrosion
Reference Electrode Product Specifica... BoatZincs.com
is the Internet's leading retailer of zinc, aluminum and
magnesium anodes for all boaters. We stock over 1000
different products.



View on www.boatzincs.com


Preview by Yahoo
 Only needed to
connect the electrode to my volt meter, put it over the side
near the rudder zincs, and then run a long wire ending in an
alligator clip  from the volt meter to where I wanted to
test on the bonding system.
DerickSM2K
#400











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Re: Amel logo - high quality vector drawing?

Ian Park
 

I have just replaced the logos on the side of my Santorin.
I took a photo of each side and then traced the logo and letters on A4 paper. The old stickers stand out enough to do this easily. I took them to a sign maker who put them up on a computer screen, chose the colours and he printed them in stick on vinyl/plastic.
Cheap enough and has survived an Atlantic crossing and a Caribbean season!

Ian

Ocean Hobo - SN96


Re: Windlass identification old Maramu 1989 #261

rossny@mail.com
 

Hi Andy.
How soon? Where is your boat?
Ross


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] autoprop zinc

amelforme
 

The recent, 1989 onward, Amel boats are designed not to need a zinc on the prop. Again, this is by design. Jeff, ask the marina manager if he knows about the Amel  D.C. electrical system. Ask him if he knows it is a full floating/full return system. Ask him if he knows that the entire driveline is isolated from everything else electrical when it is not in use. He is unfamiliar and bound to lead you astray.

 

I harp and preach on this all the time, to my own detriment. Nobody likes to be scolded and most of us do not appreciate being told what to do. When it comes to your Amel, don’t guess. Make sure you are absolutely certain that any change you make, no matter how small, is the right thing to do. There is more than enough wide ranging expertise on this site that we are blessed to be able to rely on. Use it. Be careful. Question change, it is not always your friend.

 

Kent’s boat is a special case. The original owners subjected it to some tribulations which compromised the entire drive line. When Kent paid good money to have the boat repowered, the folks who did it didn’t think much of the electrical isolation system on the original motor so they did not re-install and neglected to make any mention to Kent. Not Kent’s fault, but he sure has paid for it in money and precious time.

 

This kind of thing happens all the time, it is called ’the not invented here syndrome’. If a tradesman doesn’t recognize something or is unfamiliar, it can’t possibly be any good until he changes it back to what HE is familiar with. Again, it happens all the time. I am sure Olivier Beaute can tell you even more stories about Amel boats he has surveyed that were ‘improved’ so poorly that they  more than mildly dangerous. Having sold hundreds of second hand Amel’s, several many times over, I have seen things that make me want to put my head in my hands…

 

Think. Question. Resist advice from people not deeply familiar with your boat. Derick, good for you on getting a silver ref electrode. This is the best way to be sure.

 

I’ll step off my soap box now…

 

Have fun with your Amel boats everybody!

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 


Re: autoprop zinc

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Andrew,

The silver reference electrode I bought can be found at:

Corrosion Reference Electrode Product Specifications

 

Only needed to connect the electrode to my volt meter, put it over the side near the rudder zincs, and then run a long wire ending in an alligator clip  from the volt meter to where I wanted to test on the bonding system.

Derick
SM2K #400



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: autoprop zinc

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Derrick

 

Can you give some more details about the silver reference electrode that you sued – this seems like a very useful tool to have?

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 9:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: autoprop zinc

 

 

Jeffrey,

 

After Kent had his problem with what appeared to be electrolysis on his propeller shaft, I ordered propeller zincs for my Autoprop.  However, I also wanted a definitive answer to the question, "how much zinc is enough zinc?", so I also ordered a silver reference electrode.  With the reference electrode I was able to determine that one zinc on the rudder was too little (~ -0.500 volts) while two fresh zincs on the rudder was in the ideal ranget (~ -0.900 volts).  I was also able to verify that the bonding system was working equally at all points in the system.  According to the reference electrode manufacturer (and Henri Amel) you can 'overzinc' your boat. Thus I have not put on the Autoprop zinc at this time.

 

The only other zincs that I am using are on the Spurs rope cutter and on the Onan heat exchanger.  These were in place when I made my measurements.

 

FYI I also measured with and without the shore power cable connected.  The power cable dropped the value about 100 millivolts (to ~ -0,800), indicating to me that I should keep the shore power cable disconnected when not in use - at least in that marina.

 

all the best,

 

Derick

SM2K #400 Brava


Re: autoprop zinc

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Jeffrey,

After Kent had his problem with what appeared to be electrolysis on his propeller shaft, I ordered propeller zincs for my Autoprop.  However, I also wanted a definitive answer to the question, "how much zinc is enough zinc?", so I also ordered a silver reference electrode.  With the reference electrode I was able to determine that one zinc on the rudder was too little (~ -0.500 volts) while two fresh zincs on the rudder was in the ideal ranget (~ -0.900 volts).  I was also able to verify that the bonding system was working equally at all points in the system.  According to the reference electrode manufacturer (and Henri Amel) you can 'overzinc' your boat. Thus I have not put on the Autoprop zinc at this time.

The only other zincs that I am using are on the Spurs rope cutter and on the Onan heat exchanger.  These were in place when I made my measurements.

FYI I also measured with and without the shore power cable connected.  The power cable dropped the value about 100 millivolts (to ~ -0,800), indicating to me that I should keep the shore power cable disconnected when not in use - at least in that marina.

all the best,

Derick
SM2K #400 Brava


autoprop zinc

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

While servicing the autoprop, I noticed that the manufacturer calls for a zinc, located where the plastic end cap is.

Instructions provided by Amel (off the site I believe) show removal of the PLASTIC end cap, with no mention of a zinc.

The marina manager is familiar with autoprops, and says that a zinc is needed there. He's ordering one, so it must fit in. The zince shown looks just like the end cap.

To be continued.......

Jeff54#14 Spirit



Re: ZF Hurth Transmission troubles

Duane Siegfri
 

Craig,

We're in the Palm Harbor Marina trying to sort things out.  We'd love a visit.  It's just south of the Flagler Bridge (bascule) which is south of the Lake Worth Inlet.

Duane & Peg Siegfried
Wanders SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine coolant going into Hot water heater?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Just a quick update on what I thought was a coolant leak in the hot water heater.

There was none, what looked like a lost of coolant was due to an air pocket in the radiator.

Also I understood that if there was a leak, due to the high pressure of the hot water heater, the water would go to the coolant, versus the coolant to the water.

Note: there is no expansion tank on the Volvo TMD 22 P, it is in fact the metallic radiator.

I left Fort Lauderdale Thursday 18.45, as there would be even less wind the next day, and arrived Friday 13.00
Due to the weak wind had to motor most the time, only sailed for 3 hours.

Mid way, lineary auto pilot failed: showing error: "Drive Stop", switch to rotary which thankfully worked.
Nice remind how important they are especially single handed and motoring.
Haven't had the time to look at it yet, might require a post on the forum...

Also chain counter was going from 1 to 99 (or vice versa) all the time... not sure why.

The day after had a nice treat, saw a 54 coming. Met Jerome the owner, chat, had a tour.
The 54 is absolutely a beautiful vessel!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Taino Beach Marina, Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.




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On Tue, 3/31/15, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine coolant going into Hot water heater?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:34 AM


 









There are a lot of ways to
troubleshoot. One of the problems with an internal water
heater leak is that it may only leak when the water inside
is very hot.
If you can, take off the two hoses going to the
water heater. You will likely lose coolant when you do this,
so be prepared. Also, I think Amel uses some sort of glue on
these hoses. You probably will have to cut them off. Also,
it is very likely the hoses attach to copper pipe...be
careful not to bend or deform the copper...probably the best
advise is cut the hose. Then using a piece of pipe with an
outside diameter of the inside diameter of the hose, join
the two ends on each end of the pipe and use hose clamps to
secure them.
Run your engine sufficient time to reach
operating temperature and mark the level in the coolant
overflow tank. Continue running long enough to lose some
coolant...the same amount of time you have previously been
losing coolant.
If you lose coolant, there is an issue with the
engine...call those mechanics back.
If you do not lose coolant, shop for a water
heater. Amel used an Isotemp Basic 40 230V in later model
SMs. It is still available, although Isotemp has added a
thermostat mixing valve that may get in the way when
installing. Rather than deal with that, I removed it and
documented the process in the Photos section of this Group.

One suggestion is that Isotemp makes the Basic
40 with two pathways (circuits) for coolant...it does not
cost too much more, and will give you a circuit to plumb
coolant from the Onan to the water heater. A nice feature, I
think. Of course the second isolated coolant circuit could
be used when a leak happens in the first. Check it out...I
think it is about $150 more.
I hope this helps you.
Bill Rouse

BeBe Amel 53 #387

Sent from my tablet

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On Mar 31, 2015 1:50 PM,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:















 









Good morning,



Back in December a mechanic suggested (among a lot of work)
to remove and clean the heat exchanger, etc.

Since they put back, the engine is loosing coolant every
time I use it and they don’t seem to find the leak.

Is that possible that coincidentally, my hot water heater
broke and the coolant is going in it?

Any suggestion? How to troubleshoot?

Thanks in advance.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Fort Lauderdale, USA.
































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster zincs for 54

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Derick,

The dishwasher is plumbed with cold water only. It has a heating element to heat the water and will draw about 10 amps of 230 volts when heating the water. The dishwasher uses less water than most people will use when washing by hand.

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

On May 4, 2015 5:42 PM, "derickgates@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have not yet tried to use my dishwasher since boat purchase 2 years ago, and I have a question for those of you who use their's.  Do you need to heat up the hot water tank to dishwashing temperatures, or does the dishwasher have a supplemental heater?


Not on the boat to see if the answer is in a manual.

Derick

SM2K #400 Brava
Currently in Sapphire Beach Marina, St. Thomas, USVI


Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

I have not yet tried to use my dishwasher since boat purchase 2 years ago, and I have a question for those of you who use their's.  Do you need to heat up the hot water tank to dishwashing temperatures, or does the dishwasher have a supplemental heater?

Not on the boat to see if the answer is in a manual.

Derick

SM2K #400 Brava
Currently in Sapphire Beach Marina, St. Thomas, USVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] bow thruster zincs for 54

Peter Forbes
 

I bought these from Amel - can’t recall price but could check next week if you like.

Peter
Peter Forbes

Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Travelling West in Mediterranean

On 4 May 2015, at 13:06, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I'm currently hauled out, and returned to the boat to finalize plans to launch.

I noticed that there are 2 zincs on the bow thruster propellors. Mine are about 1/3 gone, and I was wondering if any 54 owners have found a source other then Amel to get them. I'm going to see what I can find here in Charleston, but they look like they may be a custom item. I will make sure the screws come out easily so that they can be replaced while in the water, in any case/

Jeff 54 #14 Spirit




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

svsummerlove@...
 

Hi Leo,

Thank you so much for your help on this.

I'm fairly sure it's an Eaton timer.  It is white and the manufacturer's part number is:  EC 4692.01 A 01 220/240V 50HZ T.70 6-00-36.

The dishwasher worked when I left the boat on the hard. When I returned 6 months later,  it would not work. 

It's been a while since I did this trouble shooting, so I may not be completely accurate in my recollection. I'm also not an appliance repair tech, so I was just trying to narrow things down using logic.  I don't know if the timer is the culprit, but this is the sequence of steps I took that made me suspect it could be:

1. When it was turned on and the lid closed, the lamp lit, the water inlet valve operated, water began to fill the tub, the circulation pump did NOT turn on, the water inlet valve closed when the tub water was at operating level, and the heating element turned on.  The circulation pump did not operate at any stage.  

2. Using the schematics (Tafel 7) and timer sequence table (Tafel 8) on Siete 14 and 16 of the Eudora Soba docs, I disconnected circulation pump motor (M1) and confirmed that it operated on 220V 50HZ AC in stand-alone mode. 

3. After reconnecting it, I confirmed the door switch (TS) was operational, power was present at terminals A3 and A12 (i.e both sides of the winding for the circulation pump M1), and the capacitor on M1 was not shorted or open. 

4. I then bridged terminal A3 to A1, thereby bypassing contact "c" on timer switch 1, and circulation pump M1 operated.  I concluded from this there was either an open in the path from A3 to timer switch 1, an open from timer switch 1 contact "c" to terminal A1, or a failure of timer switch 1 to close the path through contact "c". 

Since all 3 of those possibilities are inside the program timer, I suspected that as the defective part.

That said, I'd be elated if they tell me I'm wrong, and there's another available (and hopefully cheaper) part that's at fault.  :-)

Thanks again Leo,

Steve Constantine
s/v Summer Love
SMM #340


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo - high quality vector drawing?

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

If you look up Amel on the internet, you will find several examples. I gave the photo to a monogram business and they converted it to make canvas ditty bags.

Ric

SN24 Bali Hai

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 9:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel logo - high quality vector drawing?

 

 

Hi, does anyone could send me (or share in "file" space) the Logo file? I need to replace stickers on both side and why not...print it on towels! The best would be have it in vector file...

 

redpassion2000 at gmail com

 

Thank you, Lorenzo

 

SM2k Red Passion

Hull 420

Now moored in Livorno, ITA


Re: Amel logo - high quality vector drawing?

ferruccilorenzo@...
 

Hi, does anyone could send me (or share in "file" space) the Logo file? I need to replace stickers on both side and why not...print it on towels! The best would be have it in vector file...

redpassion2000 at gmail com

Thank you, Lorenzo

SM2k Red Passion
Hull 420
Now moored in Livorno, ITA


Re: Windlass identification old Maramu 1989 #261

Andy Croney
 

Hi Ross,

We are having a solar arch installed on our Maramu in the near future , happy to share .

Fair winds

Andy

Maramu #75