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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Must Have" spares and preparations

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Eamonn,

First, congratulations for purchase a Super Maramu and welcome to the group!

About what spare parts to have, it will depends of the type of sailing you plan on doing.
If I were you, I would do like I did. First sail “locally” for a year where parts are available at reasonable price, then based on that stock on them, then do your trip.

If you are just staying within Europe, you can have parts shipped easily.
If you are sailing extensively (to 3rd world or developing countries then you need a lot more… unless shipping cost is irrelevant).

Had my SM(2K) deliver in the US, where I spent 9 months learning the systems.
During that time I saw what failed and bought parts accordingly.
Once I was to the Bahamas, parts cost 2.5 to 3 times what they did in the US (shipping, duty, etc.).

I do have a 2nd bilge pump (not installed) but easily swappable.
I don’t feel it need to be already plumbed as you do have a manual one.
(again if you sail within Europe you can get a spare bilge pump anywhere).
I have rebuild kit for my original bilge pump (Marina ZZ) as well as the back up.

My SM came with 2 autopilot drive (and 1 brain), I had once a failure last May, and thankfully had the I 2nd drive to take over, I would definitely recommend 2 drive (already installed). A second “brain” would be better for extended navigation, especially if you are single handed like I am.

Then from there the list is endless.
What part do I use the most? Fresh water pump.
So I have a spare and rebuild kit for the original and spare (which are the same AMFA 66).
Also have spare pressure plate (Sqare D)

Engine: at the very least for coastal cruising you need: “impeller, belt, water pump, hoses, coolant, oil, oil filter, fuel filter, racor fuel filter, etc.”
For my trip I have 6 year supply of impeller, etc. plus spare starter, solenoid , 4 injectors, thermostat, gasket, radiator cap, fuel pump, etc.
Again the reason is that in the US an impeller cost $20 in the Bahamas it cost $65, so I stock.

Genset: at least for coastal cruising: “impeller, belt, water pump, hoses, coolant, oil, oil filter, fuel filter, etc.”
For my trip: (6 years supply) plus breakers, starter, 3 injectors, heat exchanger, heat exchanger cap, water pump rebuilt kit, pencil zinc, thermostat, gasket, radiator cap, fuel pump, air filter, sensors, etc.
Some breakers were so cheap and light, I opt to have them as they could immobilize the boat for a long time.
Some other parts (like Voltage Regulator and Relay) as I didn’t feel competent to troubleshoot the issue and change them.

Transmission: oil, hoses.

Water maker: Cat pump rebuilt kit, spare belt, pulley free wheel, capacitors, high pressure hoses, quality probe, etc.

Windlass: charbon, oil, rebuilt kit, etc.

Winches: oil, grease, etc.

Air c Conditioning: capacitors, thermostats, pump, rebuilt kit and impeller calpeda pump, etc.

Fridge & Freezer: thermostats, fan, etc.

Bow thruster rebuilt kit (oil seal, oil, donuts, bearing, nylon screws, etc.), sensors, etc.

Amel C Drive: rebuilt kit (oil seal, oil, etc.)

Propeller: zinc anode, Spur anode and rebuilt kit (I have a whole spare Spur, plus spare parts), etc.

Amel parts:

Antal car for at least main (and mizzen)

Instrument parts: switch (for furling, bow thruster, etc.)

Rudder: packing, tool, etc.

Then don’t forget for your annex, local transportation (bicycle), etc..

Outboard: fuel filter, impeller, spark plugs, 2nd fuel hose, cable starter, etc.

Dinghy: Hypalon patches and glue, etc.

If you have the scuba compressor: capacitor, etc.

If you have bicycle onboard: spare brakes, spare tube (I had 14, blow one a month), then the sun damaged my tires (so I have 6 left spare tire), plus UV protection kit.

All that is just top of my head. I hope within the next few months write a complete list of all the parts I purchased (and why) for my trip.


I also have the induction plate (love it)!

Regarding the water tank. First I made the mistake to put filters to remove the chlorine so that I could flush my water maker. Now I put a filter (to remove the chlorine after the fresh water pump) (to flush the water maker).

Seagull is great for the drinking water (forgot to mention I have several filters of these).

All my light (nav, cabin, etc.) have been replaced to LED as well (what a saving on power)

I have a Yamaha Endure 15 HP 2 stroke, it felt perfectly on the lazaretto, also can be store horizontally (unlike the 4 stroke which must be store vertically).

I don’t have these, but agree on having spare motor for outhaul, etc.


I might not be the example to follow for electronics, but originally I wanted the B&G Zeus 12, etc. then for a temporarily solution I am using iPad (with navionics charts) and Bad Elf blue tooth to send the GPS signal to the ipad. For back reason, I have 3 ipad and 3 bad elf… this allow me to be anywhere on the boat or its cockpit and have the (ipad) chart plotter next to me. I am happy with this solution - but this is not the most modern…


I am sure other will contribute more.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Emerald Bay Marina, Great Exumas, Bahamas.




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On Wed, 11/25/15, eamonn.washington@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Must Have" spares and preparations
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 3:56 PM


 









Hi

I bought a SM
this Spring and intend to set off for a few years when I
retire early in a year.  What essential jobs should be done
while it is easy to get equipment and qualified installers,
before departing?  I am "hands on", so when
underway wish to do as much as possible myself, but before I
go I have professionals available.

I spoke to Gilles from Karin Team in St
Raphael, South France.  He recons that 2 "must
haves" for a long trip are:
1) a second
bilge pump, already installed and plumbed in, in the engine
room, ready to be switched over to replace a failed pump.
2) a spare "drive unit" for the
autopilot (not a complete second autopilot).  Just a few
screws and 2 wires required to swap it in.

Any comments on that?

I will renew the 8 batteries
(one pair already failed) to AGM 125Ah giving 500Ah 24V.  I
intend to upgrade the solar panels, nominally 3X100W but one
failed, to 2X Panasonic N330 giving 660W (2.1m wide by 1.59m
long). So with the excess power I could run the 1.8kw
inverter more often to cook (induction hotplate) and make
water.  Having read hundreds of articles here, I intend to
install a fresh water anchor chain wash and forward deck
hose connection (also because excess solar power means
excess fresh water).

I will
clean the 20 year old water tanks annually with the methods
(chlorox for a few days) described in this forum, and
install a Seagull or similar water filter with separate
faucet for drinking water peace of mind.

I will buy spares for the Onan and Volvo for
say 3 years in advance (oil filters, belts, impellors ...
anything else?).

I do not
intend to replace the 20 year old standing rigging.  It
looks OK.  Is this sensible?  She did sail extensively for
a couple of years, but at least for the last 8 years was
only occasionally day sailed.  (I removed the plastic
covers from all of them so the rain washes them.)  Do you
tension the standing rigging yourselves and if so, what
brand of tensiometer do you use?

Switching all nav lights to LED, deck lights to
LEDS, and interior lights too.  I'll also install extra
LEDs in the cockpit.

I will
install a new canister liferaft built into the guardrails,
as neither my wife nor I are particularily strong.  For the
same reason I got rid of the heavy 4 stroke outboard with
the intention of replacing it with a lighter one, eg 2
stroke ... what do you suggest?  It must be light and easy
to start.  I was advised against electric outboards.

One spare Gilles also
suggested is a motor, in case eg the outhaul motor fails (ie
cleaning the carbon dust does not fix it).  Have these
motors ever failed beyond repair?

In terms of electronics I already bought a
computer with Maxsea.  But I would somehow also like to
have a screen in the cockpit.  How do you guys set that up
(eg wifi or hdmi cable from the computer) or do you find
chartplotters better?

The SM I have has no storm
sail and no way of rigging one provided so far.  I was
thinking of simply attaching the storm jib head to a spare
halyard from the top of the mast and the storm jib foot to
the center cleat; would that be sufficient?

Is 80m chain
sufficient?  I have a Spade S140 anchor and the second
anchor (with 8m chain) is a 60lbs CQR (unfortunately).  Do
you ever actually need to use 2 anchors?  Should I replace
the CQR?

Oh,
and clean the diesel tank.

ThanksEamonn
SM 151, Travel BugSt Raphael,
France
(I am
1000km away)









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you all for the responses. As an Amel owner for 5 years now, this forum has saved me tens of thousands of dollars and helped me understand these wonderful boats a bit better. 


"Must Have" spares and preparations

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi

I bought a SM this Spring and intend to set off for a few years when I retire early in a year.  What essential jobs should be done while it is easy to get equipment and qualified installers, before departing?  I am "hands on", so when underway wish to do as much as possible myself, but before I go I have professionals available.

I spoke to Gilles from Karin Team in St Raphael, South France.  He recons that 2 "must haves" for a long trip are:
1) a second bilge pump, already installed and plumbed in, in the engine room, ready to be switched over to replace a failed pump.
2) a spare "drive unit" for the autopilot (not a complete second autopilot).  Just a few screws and 2 wires required to swap it in.

Any comments on that?

I will renew the 8 batteries (one pair already failed) to AGM 125Ah giving 500Ah 24V.  I intend to upgrade the solar panels, nominally 3X100W but one failed, to 2X Panasonic N330 giving 660W (2.1m wide by 1.59m long). So with the excess power I could run the 1.8kw inverter more often to cook (induction hotplate) and make water.  Having read hundreds of articles here, I intend to install a fresh water anchor chain wash and forward deck hose connection (also because excess solar power means excess fresh water).

I will clean the 20 year old water tanks annually with the methods (chlorox for a few days) described in this forum, and install a Seagull or similar water filter with separate faucet for drinking water peace of mind.

I will buy spares for the Onan and Volvo for say 3 years in advance (oil filters, belts, impellors ... anything else?).

I do not intend to replace the 20 year old standing rigging.  It looks OK.  Is this sensible?  She did sail extensively for a couple of years, but at least for the last 8 years was only occasionally day sailed.  (I removed the plastic covers from all of them so the rain washes them.)  Do you tension the standing rigging yourselves and if so, what brand of tensiometer do you use?

Switching all nav lights to LED, deck lights to LEDS, and interior lights too.  I'll also install extra LEDs in the cockpit.

I will install a new canister liferaft built into the guardrails, as neither my wife nor I are particularily strong.  For the same reason I got rid of the heavy 4 stroke outboard with the intention of replacing it with a lighter one, eg 2 stroke ... what do you suggest?  It must be light and easy to start.  I was advised against electric outboards.

One spare Gilles also suggested is a motor, in case eg the outhaul motor fails (ie cleaning the carbon dust does not fix it).  Have these motors ever failed beyond repair?

In terms of electronics I already bought a computer with Maxsea.  But I would somehow also like to have a screen in the cockpit.  How do you guys set that up (eg wifi or hdmi cable from the computer) or do you find chartplotters better?


The SM I have has no storm sail and no way of rigging one provided so far.  I was thinking of simply attaching the storm jib head to a spare halyard from the top of the mast and the storm jib foot to the center cleat; would that be sufficient?


Is 80m chain sufficient?  I have a Spade S140 anchor and the second anchor (with 8m chain) is a 60lbs CQR (unfortunately).  Do you ever actually need to use 2 anchors?  Should I replace the CQR?


Oh, and clean the diesel tank.


Thanks

Eamonn


SM 151, Travel Bug

St Raphael, France

(I am 1000km away)


Re: SM 209 Main Furler

Derick Gates
 

Gary, I know you looked at the brushes, but you may want to be sure that the electrical wires coming from the commutator brushes are intact.  I recently had a broken one that exhibited as a sudden loss of furling after a period of low power furling.

Derick

SM2K#400. Brava
Antigua, Falmoth Harbour


Re: SM 209 Main Furler

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Gary:  A little basic trouble shooting with a multimeter may save you some time and effort.  Do be cautious working around the solenoids as they have large current carrying capacity and you can weld things together very easily.  Turn off the breakers to all the furling solenoids before attempting to remove wires.  

Using your multimeter, verify that you have voltage at the solenoids (contractor)  when the switch is activated at the helm.  If you have voltage there then another common problem at the motor is a dirty commutator.  Upon disassembly of the motor, use some very fine sand paper to clean up the commutator to a shiny bright copper color.  Also, another common motor problem is a broken magnet that can jam in the housing. 

Just some thoughts, 

Gary Silver 
s/v Liahona   Amel SM 2000   Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

eric freedman
 

Jeff,

I have that tool. For the Amel the packing is so tight I was unable to remove any packing with it.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

 

 

Just to add to the conversation, there is a tool that is specific for the removal of packing. A shipyard would have one available. It is somewhat shaped like a corkscrew, with a thinner and longer screw part, and a longer "T" handle.

One was used successfully to remove the little bit of packing left in the rudder stuffing box of the F/V Alisha J before I ran her down to Shinnecock from Meteghanm NS, Can. Didn't leak a drop, and it was a slow drizzle before that.

The yard was all commercial, and perhaps that is why the tool was used in common practice.

Jeff 54 #14 Spirit
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:27 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box
To: "amelyachtowners@..."

> Hi Thomas,
> I would only add that turning a sixth of a turn (or two) will
> let you put the securing plate back to its previous location.The
> adjustment is not so accurate...
> Olivier
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:21 AM, "sailormon
> kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]"
> wrote:
>
>
>   As Bill mentioned a slight turn on the nut will stop your
> leak. I would have someone cut a short wrench for you out of
> aluminum plate. There is a photo on kimberlites section in the
> photos section.You need a large wrench and there is a small area
> to work.You just turn the nut till the leak stops and then align
> the nut with locking plate and you are done.Repacking the rudder
> stuffing box is tedious as the packing is rather hard to remove.
> I used a flat screwdriver as a chisel to remove all 3 rings of
> packing.I would suggest you get the packing from Amel as it is
> already precut, also a spare nut.  It was  suggested by dow
> corning  to use Molykote silicone grease  it is specially
> formulated for packing.Fair WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
> Maramu #376  From: amelyachtowners@...
> [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:58 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box    Just tighten
> the nut about 1/4 turn and you will be fine  BillBeBe 387  On
> Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM, thomas.kleman
> wrote:  I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422,
> currently in Bonaire. I have a very slow drip from the stuffing
> box that increases somewhat in sailing conditions. I have read
> every post twice regarding this topic and hope the "old salts"
> can shed some light on this. My nylon nut under the quadrant is
> secured in place by a siezing plate (two screws) so a small
> tightening turn would involve re-siting this plate. I'm due for
> a haulout in about 6 months.   My inclination is to give it a
> small tightening turn and see if that improves things. My
> understanding is that with some finesse, this maneuver can be
> done without removing the quadrant and attachments. Can someone
> suggest a grease or materials used in repacking this if/when it
> comes to that ? If a better approach exists I'm all ears. I'm
> aware that a lot of things get broken on boats when over-
> reacting to small problems. Thanks.   #yiv0867101191
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hawse pipe replacement

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 



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 Nov 24, 2015, at 18:27, rossny@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mike, When I cleaned out the chain locker a couple of years ago I don't remember anything looking amiss. I can open it up and take some pics for you if you want to see what a '89 one looks like. 

Hey, anyone else with an Older Maramu have this happen?
Ross
Maramu #261 1989
Getting cold in NYC


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM 209 Main Furler

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

HI Gary
There is a spare motor on board. 
Did you try to run the motor with no load before you took it apart? 
Are you getting power to the motor? If yes 
If the brushes are good then it's most likely the end bearings. 
Happy Thanksgiving to you both. 
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 Nov 25, 2015, at 03:58, gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Mark, that's perfect. I'll get after that and once I get the unit off the day ck and into the cockpit I'll try the application of superior technical knowledge and motor skills necessary to pry it apart :)
Sorry we didn't connect in Hampton. We came down from Galesville, MD on Oct 27 and left with the Salty Dawg Rally on Nov 3rd.

Thanks again!

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 209 Main Furler

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Gary,

Sorry you are having issues with the furler, but hopefully it will be an easy fix. If by chance find you have an issue with the gearbox, we carry a complete spare Leroy Somer gearbox, and would be happy to send it your way should you need it. Liz and I should be arriving in Fajardo, Puerto Rico about noon, after cruising the Spanish Virgins for the last couple of weeks. 

Have a great Thanksgiving, and let us know if we can help. 

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72
Fajardo, PR


On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Mark, that's perfect. I'll get after that and once I get the unit off the day ck and into the cockpit I'll try the application of superior technical knowledge and motor skills necessary to pry it apart :)
Sorry we didn't connect in Hampton. We came down from Galesville, MD on Oct 27 and left with the Salty Dawg Rally on Nov 3rd.

Thanks again!

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rebuild Cat pump directions.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Great info Eric!

Thanks.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Tue, 11/24/15, sailormon kimberlite@optonline.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rebuild Cat pump directions.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10:06 PM


 









https://www.autowashonline.com/Customer/auwama/customerpages/specpages/3FRSvc.pdf  For those of you who
are interested in rebuilding your Cat 160 LPH
pump.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376
 









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: SM 209 Main Furler

Gary Wells
 

Thanks Mark, that's perfect. I'll get after that and once I get the unit off the day ck and into the cockpit I'll try the application of superior technical knowledge and motor skills necessary to pry it apart :)
Sorry we didn't connect in Hampton. We came down from Galesville, MD on Oct 27 and left with the Salty Dawg Rally on Nov 3rd.

Thanks again!

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Thomas,

I would only add that turning a sixth of a turn (or two) will let you put the securing plate back to its previous location.
The adjustment is not so accurate...

Olivier



On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:21 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
As Bill mentioned a slight turn on the nut will stop your leak. I would have someone cut a short wrench for you out of aluminum plate. There is a photo on kimberlites section in the photos section.
You need a large wrench and there is a small area to work.
You just turn the nut till the leak stops and then align the nut with locking plate and you are done.
Repacking the rudder stuffing box is tedious as the packing is rather hard to remove. I used a flat screwdriver as a chisel to remove all 3 rings of packing.
I would suggest you get the packing from Amel as it is already precut, also a spare nut.
 
It was  suggested by dow corning  to use Molykote silicone grease  it is specially formulated for packing.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box
 
 
Just tighten the nut about 1/4 turn and you will be fine
 
Bill
BeBe 387
 
On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM, thomas.kleman <no_reply@...> wrote:
 
I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422, currently in Bonaire. I have a very slow drip from the stuffing box that increases somewhat in sailing conditions. I have read every post twice regarding this topic and hope the "old salts" can shed some light on this. My nylon nut under the quadrant is secured in place by a siezing plate (two screws) so a small tightening turn would involve re-siting this plate. I'm due for a haulout in about 6 months. 
 
My inclination is to give it a small tightening turn and see if that improves things. My understanding is that with some finesse, this maneuver can be done without removing the quadrant and attachments. Can someone suggest a grease or materials used in repacking this if/when it comes to that ? If a better approach exists I'm all ears. I'm aware that a lot of things get broken on boats when over-reacting to small problems. Thanks.
 



Rebuild Cat pump directions.

eric freedman
 

https://www.autowashonline.com/Customer/auwama/customerpages/specpages/3FRSvc.pdf

 

For those of you who are interested in rebuilding your Cat 160 LPH pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 209 Main Furler

Mark Erdos
 

Gary,

 

I can help partially.

 

To remove the motor take out the four bolts you loosened to slide it down (when operating manually). The gears will drop down from the furler and you can set the motor on the cabin top.

 

The wiring is connected inside the forward head. Remove the cover to the area of the watertight bulked at the cabin top inside the head. There are four solenoid things there. Two are for the outhaul and two for the furling. The four are wired into two pairs. Disconnect the appropriate wires and pull them up from the top keeping them attached to the motor.

 

 

Once the motor and gears are removed from inside the mast; to remove the gearbox from the motor, there are screws holding the gearbox on. I do not recall if it is 2 or 4 screws. Once remove, it takes some oomph to separate the motor and gearbox. Nothing else holds these two components together. I remember having to tug really hard.

 

Sorry this is not much help. I replace our motor and gears about 3 year ago. I wish I had made better notes.

 

We must have just missed you in Hampton.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 209 Main Furler

 

 

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.
We just completed passage to the BVIs from Hampton, VA. and while the passage was not uneventful, it worked out well for us and our crew.
Today, however, the main sail furled out about 20% and stopped. Then, no more movement. Clicking at the helm and at the motor, and the breaker is not tripped.
I dropped the motor down, furled the sail manually and had a pretty good jib and jigger run down the Sir Francis Drake channel for a while :)

I am, however, without internet so am wondering if someone could coach me through removal of the motor and disassembly from the gearbox.

I have it down from the mast, but I don't see an obvious way to detach it from the wiring. I pulled the brushes (they are worn, but not excessively) and have removed several screws, nuts and bolts but it doesn't seem to want to disassemble from either end.

Advice is certainly appreciated. As soon as I can get it freed from its wiring I'll run it to a rebuilder.

Thanks in advance,

Gary W
S/V Adagio, SM 209
Tortola, BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

eric freedman
 

As Bill mentioned a slight turn on the nut will stop your leak. I would have someone cut a short wrench for you out of aluminum plate. There is a photo on kimberlites section in the photos section.

You need a large wrench and there is a small area to work.

You just turn the nut till the leak stops and then align the nut with locking plate and you are done.

Repacking the rudder stuffing box is tedious as the packing is rather hard to remove. I used a flat screwdriver as a chisel to remove all 3 rings of packing.

I would suggest you get the packing from Amel as it is already precut, also a spare nut.

 

It was  suggested by dow corning  to use Molykote silicone grease  it is specially formulated for packing.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

 

 

Just tighten the nut about 1/4 turn and you will be fine

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM, thomas.kleman <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422, currently in Bonaire. I have a very slow drip from the stuffing box that increases somewhat in sailing conditions. I have read every post twice regarding this topic and hope the "old salts" can shed some light on this. My nylon nut under the quadrant is secured in place by a siezing plate (two screws) so a small tightening turn would involve re-siting this plate. I'm due for a haulout in about 6 months. 

 

My inclination is to give it a small tightening turn and see if that improves things. My understanding is that with some finesse, this maneuver can be done without removing the quadrant and attachments. Can someone suggest a grease or materials used in repacking this if/when it comes to that ? If a better approach exists I'm all ears. I'm aware that a lot of things get broken on boats when over-reacting to small problems. Thanks.

 


SM 209 Main Furler

Gary Wells
 

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.
We just completed passage to the BVIs from Hampton, VA. and while the passage was not uneventful, it worked out well for us and our crew.
Today, however, the main sail furled out about 20% and stopped. Then, no more movement. Clicking at the helm and at the motor, and the breaker is not tripped.
I dropped the motor down, furled the sail manually and had a pretty good jib and jigger run down the Sir Francis Drake channel for a while :)

I am, however, without internet so am wondering if someone could coach me through removal of the motor and disassembly from the gearbox.

I have it down from the mast, but I don't see an obvious way to detach it from the wiring. I pulled the brushes (they are worn, but not excessively) and have removed several screws, nuts and bolts but it doesn't seem to want to disassemble from either end.

Advice is certainly appreciated. As soon as I can get it freed from its wiring I'll run it to a rebuilder.

Thanks in advance,

Gary W
S/V Adagio, SM 209
Tortola, BVI


Re: Hawse pipe replacement

rossny@mail.com
 

Mike, When I cleaned out the chain locker a couple of years ago I don't remember anything looking amiss. I can open it up and take some pics for you if you want to see what a '89 one looks like. 
Hey, anyone else with an Older Maramu have this happen?
Ross
Maramu #261 1989
Getting cold in NYC


Re: Headlining alternatives

sbmesasailor
 

We replaced the liner on the surfaces of our forward and aft heads.  We were able to get our hands on a felt-backed vinyl.  We used spray-on adhesive and only needed to put on both the felt surface and the boat surface (like you would for contact cement) for the ceiling surfaces.  It turned out quite nice as the felt seemed to absorb the surface variations nicely and the felt will not deteriorate like the foam did.  The only problem was the material came in rolls that were not wide enough to do a headliner in the salon.  You would need to cover a seam with a batten.

Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Lanzarote, Canary Islands 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stuffing box

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Just tighten the nut about 1/4 turn and you will be fine

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM, thomas.kleman <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422, currently in Bonaire. I have a very slow drip from the stuffing box that increases somewhat in sailing conditions. I have read every post twice regarding this topic and hope the "old salts" can shed some light on this. My nylon nut under the quadrant is secured in place by a siezing plate (two screws) so a small tightening turn would involve re-siting this plate. I'm due for a haulout in about 6 months. 


My inclination is to give it a small tightening turn and see if that improves things. My understanding is that with some finesse, this maneuver can be done without removing the quadrant and attachments. Can someone suggest a grease or materials used in repacking this if/when it comes to that ? If a better approach exists I'm all ears. I'm aware that a lot of things get broken on boats when over-reacting to small problems. Thanks.