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Bow Thruster oil seal

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi All,      
             When we hauled Pen Azen in March I noticed that the oil seal where the bow thruster prop entered the gear box was leaking, gently. 
 I changed the seal. The only seal I could get at short notice in Corfu didn't have a stainless spring, but that should not have mattered as the spring faces inwards and is bathed in oil all the time.
 However, when hauling again in July I noticed the same weeping.

 I now have a rather better quality seal as a replacement, but it occurs to me that I may have over filled the leg with oil.

From memory, the volume of oil should be 0.9 litres and the type of oil SAE 90, or what you would use in an outboard gear box.

Is my memory correct ?

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Preveza, Greece


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Eric,

The info below is from the technical tab on the Marine Beam site. All of there bulbs will operate from 10 to 30 volts. I have this deck light, and it appears to be high quality.

Regards,
Steve
Aloha SM72
Finishing up a repower in St Augustine

What is Constant-Current technology?:

Without getting too technical, it is the most power-efficient way to close-loop the current that the LEDs in each cluster see. More importantly, it is the best and most reliable way to protect LEDs in the changing voltage environment that we find on boats. To maximize brightness and ensure a long life, we want to drive the LED at its design-forward-current regardless of input voltage, and we do not want to over-drive the LED whatsoever. The integrated circuit we employ in our constant-current products can provide this constant-current to the bulb from 10V - 30V. What this means is that the bulb is absolutely as bright at 10V as it is at 30V, and the LEDs are being protected regardless of the voltage. The Marinebbeam constant-current driver has a current accuracy of ±5% and 96% efficiency, which means it will improve the inter-lamp luminance matching in our LED arrays, which gives you a brighter more color-consistent lamp, and a longer bulb life.



On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 1:20 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

http://store.marinebeam.com/4-1-2-sealed-beam-replacement-led-spreader-lamp-bulb/

Hi,

I don’t see a voltage specified here?

Thanks

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2015 9:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

 

 

Good morning Eric,

Purchased mine from:
http://store.marinebeam.com/41sebereledb.html

Just for info:
For the cockpit I use the 13 Watt 60 degree and
it is extremely bright.
It is excellent for
“work”, but too much for dinner. I might add a little
filter to make it more romantic.
So for
dinner I simply use the dodger light (which I replace with
LED).

I have the same (13
Watt 60 degree) for the main but have not installed yet, so
can’t give an opinion if the angle is too wide, etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Flamingo Marina, Grand Bahama

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 8/1/15, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:35 PM


 









I mistakenly deleted
the info that was posted about the LED foredeck and cockpit
lamps.Would you be so kind as
to email the source again.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376
 









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

http://store.marinebeam.com/4-1-2-sealed-beam-replacement-led-spreader-lamp-bulb/

Hi,

I don’t see a voltage specified here?

Thanks

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2015 9:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps

 

 

Good morning Eric,

Purchased mine from:
http://store.marinebeam.com/41sebereledb.html

Just for info:
For the cockpit I use the 13 Watt 60 degree and
it is extremely bright.
It is excellent for
“work”, but too much for dinner. I might add a little
filter to make it more romantic.
So for
dinner I simply use the dodger light (which I replace with
LED).

I have the same (13
Watt 60 degree) for the main but have not installed yet, so
can’t give an opinion if the angle is too wide, etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Flamingo Marina, Grand Bahama

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 8/1/15, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] LED deck lamps
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:35 PM


 









I mistakenly deleted
the info that was posted about the LED foredeck and cockpit
lamps.Would you be so kind as
to email the source again.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376
 









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STERN BUMPER

seafeverofcuan@...
 

You might want to try Severine at, contact@... they have sourced parts for me in the past for a fraction of normal cost.

You will need a bit of patience re. English and shipping costs but they will do what they say.


Trevor

Seafever

SM 425

Mexico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification--Stern Bumper

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill this was Maud’s final answer on the bumper

 

The old one is made from a mould that we do not have. Sorry we do not have any drawing the bumper.

 This was her first answer

Rear bumper: not available. The part that we have are of very quality and cannot be sold for the moment. Sorry about that.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification--Stern Bumper

 

 

Eric,

When did Maud tell you this about the bumper? A few months ago I was told that Amel has them available, again. I did not verify that information.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 9:56 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

I bought a few gearboxes from Leroy Somers here in the USA.

They contained all the essential parts but needed roller bearings.

I have a photo of what I received if you would like it.

I was doing some research for future use. I am going to get to the bottom of this and see if I can but a quantity

and distribute them to the group..

 

I also spoke with Maud to inquire about a new bumper for the stern. I have my last new one at home.

As we both like to have spares, I inquired, her response is that they no longer have the mold.  I did refinish my existing one on the boat and it lasted one year. I would refinish it one more time but the internal fixture that holds the bolts in place is bent and the bumper sits on the stern with some spacing.

The bumper seems to be made in 3 parts. The internal strip with bolts. A firm foam rubber and a very thick vinyl coating. I would like to fabricate a new bumper if anyone has an idea of how to do this.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:15 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Eric,

It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it makes perfect sense to me.

Earlier attempts by a member of this group to buy the gearbox direct were deflected by requiring a minimum order. It seems they want to sell these to their customer...and not their customer's customer.

Many suppliers are this way. Some are a little more sophisticated using price and quantity discounts to cause the deflection.

Amel has them in stock in France. Amel Caribe has them in Martinique, and EMEK Marine has them in Turkey. I don't think anyone has checked pricing to see if one is better, but most likely you should use the closest because of shipping costs.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 5:55 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Today I heard from the Transdrive company in England after receiving the correct model number and serial number of the gearbox.

Here is their answer.

Good Morning,

 

Thank you for the serial number, you need to contact AMEL Chantiers in France in order to purchase. We cannot offer this unit.

 

Matt.

 

It is like a dog chasing his tail

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Thanks Eric,

that's what I told them. Leroy Somers UK has been taken over by Emmerson and they refuse to trade without a photo of the nameplate which was a sticker and long gone. It's unbelievable that these people cannot identify this model from the photo I sent them from their own catalogue!

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 

On 29/07/2015 16:27, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

& nbsp;

Ian,

The drawing that I have of the gearbox is labeled  Minibloc-MVA

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Does anyone please have the exact model/part number of the Leroy Somers
reduction gearbox that is attached to the sail furling motors? I am
trying to get a part from LS UK to refurbish a worn box. I have told
them it's a Model D20 R1/60 GW211101 Type MVA M33 but they seem unable
to identify the box from this.

Any further information would be most helpful. Thanks

--
Ian Shepherd S M2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification--Stern Bumper

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

When did Maud tell you this about the bumper? A few months ago I was told that Amel has them available, again. I did not verify that information.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 9:56 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

I bought a few gearboxes from Leroy Somers here in the USA.

They contained all the essential parts but needed roller bearings.

I have a photo of what I received if you would like it.

I was doing some research for future use. I am going to get to the bottom of this and see if I can but a quantity

and distribute them to the group..

 

I also spoke with Maud to inquire about a new bumper for the stern. I have my last new one at home.

As we both like to have spares, I inquired, her response is that they no longer have the mold.  I did refinish my existing one on the boat and it lasted one year. I would refinish it one more time but the internal fixture that holds the bolts in place is bent and the bumper sits on the stern with some spacing.

The bumper seems to be made in 3 parts. The internal strip with bolts. A firm foam rubber and a very thick vinyl coating. I would like to fabricate a new bumper if anyone has an idea of how to do this.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:15 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Eric,

It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it makes perfect sense to me.

Earlier attempts by a member of this group to buy the gearbox direct were deflected by requiring a minimum order. It seems they want to sell these to their customer...and not their customer's customer.

Many suppliers are this way. Some are a little more sophisticated using price and quantity discounts to cause the deflection.

Amel has them in stock in France. Amel Caribe has them in Martinique, and EMEK Marine has them in Turkey. I don't think anyone has checked pricing to see if one is better, but most likely you should use the closest because of shipping costs.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 5:55 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Today I heard from the Transdrive company in England after receiving the correct model number and serial number of the gearbox.

Here is their answer.

Good Morning,

 

Thank you for the serial number, you need to contact AMEL Chantiers in France in order to purchase. We cannot offer this unit.

 

Matt.

 

It is like a dog chasing his tail

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Thanks Eric,

that's what I told them. Leroy Somers UK has been taken over by Emmerson and they refuse to trade without a photo of the nameplate which was a sticker and long gone. It's unbelievable that these people cannot identify this model from the photo I sent them from their own catalogue!

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 

On 29/07/2015 16:27, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

& nbsp;

Ian,

The drawing that I have of the gearbox is labeled  Minibloc-MVA

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Does anyone please have the exact model/part number of the Leroy Somers
reduction gearbox that is attached to the sail furling motors? I am
trying to get a part from LS UK to refurbish a worn box. I have told
them it's a Model D20 R1/60 GW211101 Type MVA M33 but they seem unable
to identify the box from this.

Any further information would be most helpful. Thanks

--
Ian Shepherd S M2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 


Sail Furling Gearbox Specification--Stern Bumper

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

I bought a few gearboxes from Leroy Somers here in the USA.

They contained all the essential parts but needed roller bearings.

I have a photo of what I received if you would like it.

I was doing some research for future use. I am going to get to the bottom of this and see if I can but a quantity

and distribute them to the group..

 

I also spoke with Maud to inquire about a new bumper for the stern. I have my last new one at home.

As we both like to have spares, I inquired, her response is that they no longer have the mold.  I did refinish my existing one on the boat and it lasted one year. I would refinish it one more time but the internal fixture that holds the bolts in place is bent and the bumper sits on the stern with some spacing.

The bumper seems to be made in 3 parts. The internal strip with bolts. A firm foam rubber and a very thick vinyl coating. I would like to fabricate a new bumper if anyone has an idea of how to do this.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:15 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Eric,

It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it makes perfect sense to me.

Earlier attempts by a member of this group to buy the gearbox direct were deflected by requiring a minimum order. It seems they want to sell these to their customer...and not their customer's customer.

Many suppliers are this way. Some are a little more sophisticated using price and quantity discounts to cause the deflection.

Amel has them in stock in France. Amel Caribe has them in Martinique, and EMEK Marine has them in Turkey. I don't think anyone has checked pricing to see if one is better, but most likely you should use the closest because of shipping costs.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 5:55 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Today I heard from the Transdrive company in England after receiving the correct model number and serial number of the gearbox.

Here is their answer.

Good Morning,

 

Thank you for the serial number, you need to contact AMEL Chantiers in France in order to purchase. We cannot offer this unit.

 

Matt.

 

It is like a dog chasing his tail

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Thanks Eric,

that's what I told them. Leroy Somers UK has been taken over by Emmerson and they refuse to trade without a photo of the nameplate which was a sticker and long gone. It's unbelievable that these people cannot identify this model from the photo I sent them from their own catalogue!

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 

On 29/07/2015 16:27, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

& nbsp;

Ian,

The drawing that I have of the gearbox is labeled  Minibloc-MVA

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Does anyone please have the exact model/part number of the Leroy Somers
reduction gearbox that is attached to the sail furling motors? I am
trying to get a part from LS UK to refurbish a worn box. I have told
them it's a Model D20 R1/60 GW211101 Type MVA M33 but they seem unable
to identify the box from this.

Any further information would be most helpful. Thanks

--
Ian Shepherd S M2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

It may not be what you wanted to hear, but it makes perfect sense to me.

Earlier attempts by a member of this group to buy the gearbox direct were deflected by requiring a minimum order. It seems they want to sell these to their customer...and not their customer's customer.

Many suppliers are this way. Some are a little more sophisticated using price and quantity discounts to cause the deflection.

Amel has them in stock in France. Amel Caribe has them in Martinique, and EMEK Marine has them in Turkey. I don't think anyone has checked pricing to see if one is better, but most likely you should use the closest because of shipping costs.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 5:55 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Today I heard from the Transdrive company in England after receiving the correct model number and serial number of the gearbox.

Here is their answer.

Good Morning,

 

Thank you for the serial number, you need to contact AMEL Chantiers in France in order to purchase. We cannot offer this unit.

 

Matt.

 

It is like a dog chasing his tail

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Thanks Eric,

that's what I told them. Leroy Somers UK has been taken over by Emmerson and they refuse to trade without a photo of the nameplate which was a sticker and long gone. It's unbelievable that these people cannot identify this model from the photo I sent them from their own catalogue!

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 

On 29/07/2015 16:27, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

& nbsp;

Ian,

The drawing that I have of the gearbox is labeled  Minibloc-MVA

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Does anyone please have the exact model/part number of the Leroy Somers
reduction gearbox that is attached to the sail furling motors? I am
trying to get a part from LS UK to refurbish a worn box. I have told
them it's a Model D20 R1/60 GW211101 Type MVA M33 but they seem unable
to identify the box from this.

Any further information would be most helpful. Thanks

--
Ian Shepherd S M2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbocharger & exhaust sm

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

I assume yours in the Yanmar 100hp. I have cleaned diesel residue from BeBe since we owned her. I believe that you will get some smudge no matter what.

It is true that a fouled AutoProp will cause unburt fuel to pass thru the exhaust as smoke, adding to the smudge problem. A fouled AutoProp bites too much water and places to great of a load on the engine, which causes the captain to give the engine too much throttle, resulting in unburnt fuel.

Before you tell a mechanic to rebuild a turbo, you might have a trusted and qualified mechanic adjust the valves and remove the injector nozzles and send them for cleaning and testing. If this has never been done to 477, it is likely due.

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

On Aug 4, 2015 3:02 AM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

After a good bit of motoring (about 12 hours) we arrived in Brunswick, GA with a black smudge on the gelcoat at the exhaust port in the hull.  It wasn't extreme, but it was a good bit of soot extending back 4 feet from the exhaust port.  I did notice exhaust smell in the cockpit when at the aft/port corner.


First, is the smudge normal?  Or is it a sign of a diesel engine not completely burning the fuel?  I did have the tank cleaned prior to leaving so the fuel should be good.  I just cleaned the Racor's and afterward ran the engine up to 2,000 rpm, in gear, and got a blast of smoke at about 1,800 rpm that only lasted for 15 seconds or so.

Second, has anyone had to replace or overhaul their turbocharger?  I've read that it can be the cause of excessive smoke at the 1,800 to 2,000 rpm level.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
Duane & Peg
W anderer, SM#477


Re: Turbocharger & exhaust smoke-the solution

Paul Osterberg
 

Does anyone know similar product that is available in Greece/Turkey? I was recommended a product named Triboron, which I'm currently using but my hull is becoming very dirty, so I would like to try something better. 
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Today I heard from the Transdrive company in England after receiving the correct model number and serial number of the gearbox.

Here is their answer.

Good Morning,

 

Thank you for the serial number, you need to contact AMEL Chantiers in France in order to purchase. We cannot offer this unit.

 

Matt.

 

It is like a dog chasing his tail

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Thanks Eric,

that's what I told them. Leroy Somers UK has been taken over by Emmerson and they refuse to trade without a photo of the nameplate which was a sticker and long gone. It's unbelievable that these people cannot identify this model from the photo I sent them from their own catalogue!

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 

On 29/07/2015 16:27, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Ian,

The drawing that I have of the gearbox is labeled  Minibloc-MVA

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sail Furling Gearbox Specification

 

 

Does anyone please have the exact model/part number of the Leroy Somers
reduction gearbox that is attached to the sail furling motors? I am
trying to get a part from LS UK to refurbish a worn box. I have told
them it's a Model D20 R1/60 GW211101 Type MVA M33 but they seem unable
to identify the box from this.

Any further information would be most helpful. Thanks

--
Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus

 


Turbocharger & exhaust smoke-the solution

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

I used to get a black smudge on my hull as most Amel owners do.

I was advised by Joel to put on multiple layers of Teflon based wax in that area.

That worked pretty well.

 

Now I use Howells fuel treatment available at most fuel oil terminals’ .

Not only is it a biocide, they guarantee 5% better fuel economy. Cleaner injectors and better fuel lubrication.

It is used to store fuel oil, and the #1 diesel treatment at Truck stops.

It was originally suggested to me by Yanmars’ chief mechanic.

 

Its magical stuff.

http://www.howeslube.com/meanerpowerkleaner.php

check out their fuel savings calculator.

 

I left one of my auxiliary fuel tanks half full all winter in the Caribbean.

I filled it up on leaving for New York.

We motored for 5 days straight. I looked at the 2 micron filter that I use (I believe Yanmar recommends 10 micron).

today It was clean after burning over 200 gallons of diesel.

Fair Winds

 

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 11:23 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbocharger & exhaust smoke

 

 

Most likely dirty prop and or bottom based on motoring rpms you reported. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All

Capt Richard 

RP Yacht Brokerage

Newport RI 

We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's

Cell 603 767 5330


On Aug 3, 2015, at 17:59, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

After a good bit of motoring (about 12 hours) we arrived in Brunswick, GA with a black smudge on the gelcoat at the exhaust port in the hull.  It wasn't extreme, but it was a good bit of soot extending back 4 feet from the exhaust port.  I did notice exhaust smell in the cockpit when at the aft/port corner.

 

First, is the smudge normal?  Or is it a sign of a diesel engine not completely burning the fuel?  I did have the tank cleaned prior to leaving so the fuel should be good.  I just cleaned the Racor's and afterward ran the engine up to 2,000 rpm, in gear, and got a blast of smoke at about 1,800 rpm that only lasted for 15 seconds or so.

 

Second, has anyone had to replace or overhaul their turbocharger?  I've read that it can be the cause of excessive smoke at the 1,800 to 2,000 rpm level.

 

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbocharger & exhaust smoke

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Most likely dirty prop and or bottom based on motoring rpms you reported. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 3, 2015, at 17:59, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

After a good bit of motoring (about 12 hours) we arrived in Brunswick, GA with a black smudge on the gelcoat at the exhaust port in the hull.  It wasn't extreme, but it was a good bit of soot extending back 4 feet from the exhaust port.  I did notice exhaust smell in the cockpit when at the aft/port corner.


First, is the smudge normal?  Or is it a sign of a diesel engine not completely burning the fuel?  I did have the tank cleaned prior to leaving so the fuel should be good.  I just cleaned the Racor's and afterward ran the engine up to 2,000 rpm, in gear, and got a blast of smoke at about 1,800 rpm that only lasted for 15 seconds or so.

Second, has anyone had to replace or overhaul their turbocharger?  I've read that it can be the cause of excessive smoke at the 1,800 to 2,000 rpm level.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM#477


Turbocharger & exhaust smoke

Duane Siegfri
 

After a good bit of motoring (about 12 hours) we arrived in Brunswick, GA with a black smudge on the gelcoat at the exhaust port in the hull.  It wasn't extreme, but it was a good bit of soot extending back 4 feet from the exhaust port.  I did notice exhaust smell in the cockpit when at the aft/port corner.

First, is the smudge normal?  Or is it a sign of a diesel engine not completely burning the fuel?  I did have the tank cleaned prior to leaving so the fuel should be good.  I just cleaned the Racor's and afterward ran the engine up to 2,000 rpm, in gear, and got a blast of smoke at about 1,800 rpm that only lasted for 15 seconds or so.

Second, has anyone had to replace or overhaul their turbocharger?  I've read that it can be the cause of excessive smoke at the 1,800 to 2,000 rpm level.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

jjjk12s@...
 

You could try sub-compact shower controls like Barka available from Penguin Engineering in UK. I replaced the taps and showers in the heads and I have bought taps to replace the galley taps but haven't needed them yet so can't confirm what modifications are needed, but they are close to original.

 

John

Maramu 91 Popeye


Re: Looking to buy an Amel Super Maramu!

scentstone
 

Hi Wolfgang,

Would you mind to contact me by Phone or txt msg at +33 609 700 709
or email design(at)lesparfumables(dot)com
or by answering here if the messaging system works

I owned an Amel Mango for 15 years sold in 2010 and currently in the final stage for buying the next (SM2K 2000>2004), I'm also planning a trip in spain very soon in order to survey a boat. 
Could be a good idea to get in touch.

Kind regards
F.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <abora20032003@...> wrote :

Dear Jenya,
we have a very good SM 2000 red line from 2003 for sale.
She is in Spain right now.
Are you interested ?


Regards

Wolfgang Buelow



"jenyalwilson@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> schrieb am 23:04 Dienstag, 19.Mai 2015:


 
Hello everyone!

My husband and I are looking to buy an Amel Super Maramu 2000-2005. Would also consider late 90's if in good condition. We've been having a real hard time locating one on the West coast of the United States. If anyone here is interested in selling, or knows anyone who might be, please message me. Email: JenyaLano "at" gmail. We can't wait to find our boat and begin our sailing adventures! Thanks so much for your time :)

Jenya



Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Jer hermanns
 

On Cerulean (Hull #105) I swapped out the old two way and installed a proper salt water faucet and main unit.

See: http://svcerulean.com/2015/05/07/galley-projects-new-faucet-salt-water-spigot-and-3m-water-filter/

They both work great and it stopped some of the back flushing the salt water pump used to do...also it's much easier to use a larger faucet that has a better height.

-Jer


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marina Recommendations for Norfolk area

Duncan Hagemeyer
 

Hi Drew,

Just saw your post.  An old friend of yours Kent Cochran mentioned that he knew you from the old Nashville days.  Kent lives up Rock Creek Road and comes to Montana quite often.  Good to see you still sailing along.  I love being here in MT and don't get down to the boat as often as I should.  I had a retrofit done by the old Amel guys in Guadeloupe this past winter and she is now on the hard in Antigua.  I think the plan is to sail a couple of months in the Spanish and British Virgin Islands and then I will most likely sell her.  I am considering purchasing a small villa in the BVI and getting a smaller day sail boat.  The Amel, as you know, deserves someone that is going on a great adventure and wishes to long thousands of miles.  I guess I just love the mountains too much.

If you know of anyone that is looking for a nice clean 54 that has been checked by Oliver Vigoureux (who knows these boats) put them in contact with me. 

Regards,

Duncan

1-615-478-6006

On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 11:42 AM, 'Gaffney, Drew' drew.gaffney@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We're currently in Southport NC and will be heading to the Chesapeake Bay next week.  We have to fly home soon for a couple days, so we thought Norfolk would be a good choice.  Does anyone have any marina recommendations?
Thanks,
Drew 
SY Revelation SM390




--
Duncan Hagemeyer
24 Rock Creek Road
Emigrant, MT  59027

1-615-478-6006

1-406-848-9866 {allow rings and call will transfer to my cell or VM}


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Advice re the propshaft alternator

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Bill & Joel,

Thanks for clearing this up.

I guess that, even though the propshaft alternator rotates at high speed
whenever the engine is driving the boat, it's not a problem if its field
coils are not energised.

Sorry, I didn't get Joel's Friday reply, which is why I re-posted.

Kind regards

Graham
SV Jamesby
Maramu no 240




On 02/08/2015 22:26, Joel Potter jfpottercys@att.net [amelyachtowners]
wrote:


The previous owner didn't weld the key ring so it could not be opened.
Amel did this to prevent accidentally running the shaft alternator with
the diesel running. Did you see my reply I posted on Friday to this
question?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMET OLDER MARAMU

Bob <bob.sarff@...>
 

When we purchases our Maramu 7 years ago it had already had the galley faucet replaced and there were 2 holes in the wood above the sink.  There was nothing we could do but cover them up with small ceramic tiles ( about 1 1/2 inches square).  We purchases 3 tiles that we got in New Zealand that have NZ decorations on them and they look good.  

Bob
S/V Chara
hin 173



On Aug 3, 2015, at 10:08 AM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Can anyone suggest a practical way to replace the faucet in the galley of the Older Maramu?

The piping goes behind the woodwork and it was modified to accommodate the water coming from the foot pump and the water supplied from the fresh water system. I would like if possible not to destroy the original wood paneling, but maybe it is not possible.

Alex

Simpatico

Older Maramu 1981, #94