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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Gary, you ask how folks feel. For me I'm happy where we are and just hope this doesn't mess up a great resource. I'll follow and hope
Regards
Danny 
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "gary@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 28 January 2016 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 
UPDATES to the new board:

*Moderator set.
*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis.  While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.
*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards.  Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards.  Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.
*Message Board backups set up.  The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database.  Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.
*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc.  I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool.  Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests.  If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that. 

Now, moving over to the new board...  I guess it's not up to me to say when or how.  The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.  
I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.  
I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.

There are over 70 folks registered so far.  There are some 1,200 members here.  I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group.  I believe most of that active group has already registered.  Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join.  I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.  

OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.
There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..

What are folks feeling about really doing this?  How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM 209
(windy today) BVI



Motor Mount Life Span

Duane Siegfri
 

I feel a bit like the Medical School student studying a disease (hey! I think I have this!).

There has been some discussion in the past about changing motor mounts, but I haven't seen a life span for the mounts.  In cars they basically last the life of the car in my experience.

Does anyone have some info on when they should be changed out? 

Does one need to disconnect the Vetus Coupler to lift the frame enough?

Thanks,
Duane

Wanderer SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Paul,
An engineer who as part of his business builds alloy motor boats gave me cans of a high quality two pot etch primer and undercoat to use and return. I don't recall the name. I will ask him and let you know. Prior applications were just single pot purchased and I certainly wouldn't recommend them. This potential differential is weird. I agree that salt and moisture are the likely culprits and as I have already posted I had new sleeves made and still have the voltage. Did I tell you I took the alloy block and bolts off the boat and sitting on my bench I got half a volt between the vertical bolt and the block but none between the horizontal bolt and the block. I also found moving the bolt altered the voltage. At least now I have eliminated (I think) any involvement of electricity from motors etc, no other source on my bench.
I have acted on your suggestion and put small Zink anodes on.
I don't think the answer is in the paint type. Somehow the voltage differential has to be dealt with.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
 



From: "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 28 January 2016 3:14 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: electrolysis on mast/boom connection

 
Danny!
I  measured the voltage difference again between the bolt and the mast again more that a week after that I turned the bolt a few revs and there is still hardly any potential difference at all. Newer the less I worked out the bolt it toke a while and in principle the bolt is totally isolated from any other metal contact as there a "plastic" washers and plastic "bearings" where the bolt is, so the only reason I can think of for the voltage difference is salt water and salt crust.
I will treat the bolt with TefTec before mounting it back.
By the way what paint do you use for repainting the mast around the corroded are?= I need to paint as well

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

greatketch@...
 

Like Mark said, citizenship is required to document a vessel in the USA, NOT residency.

There is also no need for the boat to be "fully paid for" to get USA documentation. A ship's mortgage is certainly allowed on US Documented vessels, in fact the documentation process is the way that the mortgage is tracked and the lien enforced.

There are a few more forms needed, but ship's mortgages are certainly allowed.

Bill Kinney
Honolulu, HI
SM shopping
Currently on SOB
http://www.fetchinketch.net



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

This is not exactly correct. All residents of the USA cannot document a US flagged vessel. Only citizens of the USA can flag a vessel US, regardless of their residence country. Import duty must also be paid on the vessel (at some point in time) at a rate of 1.5% of the current value of the vessel.











With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging





Stephanie,

You will need to submit your current registration document and request for a Certificat de Radiation de l'Effectif et du Pavillon Francais



The address in La Rochelle in 2007 was,



DOUANES ET DROITS INDIRECTS



D R DOUANES de POITIERS



RECETTE DE ROCHEFORT

Antenne de LA ROCHELLE

BP1531110 quai DUPERRE

17086 LA ROCHELLE DCX02



She can only be registered in USA if she has been fully paid for and the owner is currently resident in USA.



Good luck.



Trevor



Ireland









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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Gary
Sounds great.
Please provide details again so we can sign up. Please include info for those like us that aren't as computer literate as some other folks.
Thanks
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:38:20 -0800
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

 
UPDATES to the new board:

*Moderator set.
*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis.  While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.
*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards.  Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards.  Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.
*Message Board backups set up.  The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database.  Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.
*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc.  I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool.  Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests.  If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that. 

Now, moving over to the new board...  I guess it's not up to me to say when or how.  The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.  
I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.  
I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.

There are over 70 folks registered so far.  There are some 1,200 members here.  I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group.  I believe most of that active group has already registered.  Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join.  I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.  

OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.
There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..

What are folks feeling about really doing this?  How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM 209
(windy today) BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Gary,

I for one am excited to switch over 100% as this new format is so much better organized and searchable. Any date you pick is fine with me. I think as soon as the major contributors use the new site and not the old, many people will realize the value of switching over.

Mike

Aletes SM#240 heading to BVI next week



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo





UPDATES to the new board:



*Moderator set.

*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis. While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.

*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards. Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards. Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.

*Message Board backups set up. The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database. Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.

*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc. I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool. Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests. If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that.



Now, moving over to the new board... I guess it's not up to me to say when or how. The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.

I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.

I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.



There are over 70 folks registered so far. There are some 1,200 members here. I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group. I believe most of that active group has already registered. Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join. I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.



OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.

There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..



What are folks feeling about really doing this? How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?



Gary W.

S/V Adagio SM 209

(windy today) BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging

Mark Erdos
 

This is not exactly correct. All residents of the USA cannot document a US flagged vessel. Only citizens of the USA can flag a vessel US, regardless of their residence country. Import duty must also be paid on the vessel (at some point in time) at a rate of 1.5% of the current value of the vessel.











With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: De-flagging





Stephanie,

You will need to submit your current registration document and request for a Certificat de Radiation de l'Effectif et du Pavillon Francais



The address in La Rochelle in 2007 was,



DOUANES ET DROITS INDIRECTS



D R DOUANES de POITIERS



RECETTE DE ROCHEFORT

Antenne de LA ROCHELLE

BP1531110 quai DUPERRE

17086 LA ROCHELLE DCX02



She can only be registered in USA if she has been fully paid for and the owner is currently resident in USA.



Good luck.



Trevor



Ireland


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

UPDATES to the new board:

*Moderator set.
*Added 60 new topics on a per-model basis.  While this might prove a bit overkill to start, later on it will provide a much better search capacity as you can drill down to what model and what subject you wish to search within.
*Board Permissions and security is established uniformly across the boards.  Guests will be able to read almost anything but post almost nothing except into 'general' boards.  Membership will be required to to access files and photos except those included in general board messages.
*Message Board backups set up.  The only thing I have left to do in the 'backing up' department is to go deep and have the Service Provider schedule automatic backups of the SQL database.  Then we will stand pretty close to zero chance of losing more than a day's data.
*Added message boards for non-technical stuff. Cruising lifestyle, cooking, etc.  I thought about a 'Women's Corner' kind of a topic, but haven't done it yet because I'm not sure it is totally cool.  Expect a poll to that end sooner or later. It's easy to add and modify categories and topics to fit our interests.  If someone sees value in a topic that could be better served as its own board I'm certainly open to that. 

Now, moving over to the new board...  I guess it's not up to me to say when or how.  The transition will never be as clean as flipping a switch.  
I don't know how to put up a header or sticky message that says 'come on over to the new site'.  
I don't know when I should cease downloading messages from here and porting them over but I guess that depends on traffic.

There are over 70 folks registered so far.  There are some 1,200 members here.  I presume that the bulk of members here are passive because the postings seem to be a pretty active core group.  I believe most of that active group has already registered.  Once we 'switch' I'll let the email-verified registrations run for a while (say, a month) but then it will take an admin approval to join.  I think that it's reasonable to keep our group closed except to genuinely 'vested interest' folks.  

OK, for arguments' sake let's say I can have my security and backup tasks done in a couple of days.
There are still pictures to transfer and sort out, but that doesn't need to hold anything up as we can all pitch in and get the gallery going in a meaningful manner..

What are folks feeling about really doing this?  How about a 1 FEB 'live' date?

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM 209
(windy today) BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

karkauai
 

Hi Paul,
The mechanic in Fajardo is Danny Ramos at Marine Mechanical.
(787) 655-3702 office
(787) 607-0945 mobile
He is walking distance from SunBay Marina.
Kent


On Jan 27, 2016, at 11:38 AM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve
Thanks for the info.
The shaft is definitely broken as we have taken the Vetus coupling off after moving the engine back. We did break up a Vetus coupling last year that was caused by the mechanic not using lock washers on the bracket holding the transmission in place and it came loose. This was done when the engine was replaced and the mechanic who installed the engine loosened up the bolts. The Vetus coupling could be replaced but is serviceable as soon as I punch out the broken shaft that is inside it.
It would be a tough sail over to St Martin due to the pointing aspects of an Amel. I believe FKG could machine a part. In Roadtown there is a machine shop, Nautitool, who could machine a part.
My real question is how to remove the shaft. Did Kent have his shaft removed? If possible I would sail to Puerto Rico to have it done if this is what Kent had done. I would prefer to know how it comes apart even if Amel can source a replacement.
I have posted pictures on the Amel site.

Thanks
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:53:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

 

Paul,

Just a thought...Fixing the problem in the BVI might be a little difficult due to lack of good marine resources, and knowledge of the Amel. Here in St Martin, the resources are much better, and it is only an 80 mile sail away. Also, Will has a special tool he had machined to help with the alignment process, and I'm sure he would let you use it. When Kent had his problem, he had it fixed in Puerto Rico, and he has the name of the mechanic who did the work. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

Alain, 

You are set as forum moderator now and should see new menu items available for your exploration.  As far as I'm concerned, you are active right now and as message traffic increases it'll likely be apparent what needs to be done ;)

Thanks so much for volunteering for this.  I'm definitely going to appreciate the additional support.

Gary W.
SM 209, "Adagio"
BVI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Changes to Yahoo

Gary Wells
 

Hi Jamie,

I'm actually very close to ready for traffic on the new site.  There are a couple of tasks still waiting to be done, and it's just a matter of time and bandwidth.  I'll post an update later today.

Thanks,

Gary W.
S/V Adagio SM209
BVI



Re: De-flagging

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Stephanie,
                   You will need to submit your current registration document and request for a Certificat de Radiation de l'Effectif et du Pavillon Francais

The address in La Rochelle in 2007 was,

DOUANES ET DROITS INDIRECTS

D R DOUANES de POITIERS

RECETTE DE ROCHEFORT
Antenne de LA ROCHELLE
BP1531110 quai DUPERRE
17086 LA ROCHELLE DCX02

She can only be registered in USA if she has been fully paid for and the owner is currently resident in USA.

Good luck.

Trevor

Ireland



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Kent
I just posted some pics on the site. Will try to call you later
Paul


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:18:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

 

Sorry to hear about your problem, Paul.  When mine broke I was 100 mm East of Puerto Rico in dead air...it took 3 days to sail back.
The shaft was broken between the transmission and the flex coupling where it's diameter stepped down about 14mm.

I had it repaired by a local machine shop.  They turned the larger diameter part down to the same size as the smaller part and made a sleeve which was fitted over both ends of the broken shaft and welded in place.  It still seemed strong two years later when I removed the CDrive to replace it when I had the electrolysis problem.
Amel said that the shafts and 90degree gears were made as a set and didn't want to sell me just the upper shaft.
It isn't hard to remove the shaft, but to put it back together you'll have to move the engine aft a bit.

I'm sure that mine failed because of worn out engine mounts.  I'd take this opportunity to change them now, too.

Please call me if you'd like to talk about this.  I'm in North Carolina at +1 828-234-6819

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:53 AM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Paul,

Just a thought...Fixing the problem in the BVI might be a little difficult due to lack of good marine resources, and knowledge of the Amel. Here in St Martin, the resources are much better, and it is only an 80 mile sail away. Also, Will has a special tool he had machined to help with the alignment process, and I'm sure he would let you use it. When Kent had his problem, he had it fixed in Puerto Rico, and he has the name of the mechanic who did the work. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Steve
Thanks for the info.
The shaft is definitely broken as we have taken the Vetus coupling off after moving the engine back. We did break up a Vetus coupling last year that was caused by the mechanic not using lock washers on the bracket holding the transmission in place and it came loose. This was done when the engine was replaced and the mechanic who installed the engine loosened up the bolts. The Vetus coupling could be replaced but is serviceable as soon as I punch out the broken shaft that is inside it.
It would be a tough sail over to St Martin due to the pointing aspects of an Amel. I believe FKG could machine a part. In Roadtown there is a machine shop, Nautitool, who could machine a part.
My real question is how to remove the shaft. Did Kent have his shaft removed? If possible I would sail to Puerto Rico to have it done if this is what Kent had done. I would prefer to know how it comes apart even if Amel can source a replacement.
I have posted pictures on the Amel site.

Thanks
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:53:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

 

Paul,

Just a thought...Fixing the problem in the BVI might be a little difficult due to lack of good marine resources, and knowledge of the Amel. Here in St Martin, the resources are much better, and it is only an 80 mile sail away. Also, Will has a special tool he had machined to help with the alignment process, and I'm sure he would let you use it. When Kent had his problem, he had it fixed in Puerto Rico, and he has the name of the mechanic who did the work. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

karkauai
 

Sorry to hear about your problem, Paul.  When mine broke I was 100 mm East of Puerto Rico in dead air...it took 3 days to sail back.
The shaft was broken between the transmission and the flex coupling where it's diameter stepped down about 14mm.

I had it repaired by a local machine shop.  They turned the larger diameter part down to the same size as the smaller part and made a sleeve which was fitted over both ends of the broken shaft and welded in place.  It still seemed strong two years later when I removed the CDrive to replace it when I had the electrolysis problem.
Amel said that the shafts and 90degree gears were made as a set and didn't want to sell me just the upper shaft.
It isn't hard to remove the shaft, but to put it back together you'll have to move the engine aft a bit.

I'm sure that mine failed because of worn out engine mounts.  I'd take this opportunity to change them now, too.

Please call me if you'd like to talk about this.  I'm in North Carolina at +1 828-234-6819

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:53 AM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Paul,

Just a thought...Fixing the problem in the BVI might be a little difficult due to lack of good marine resources, and knowledge of the Amel. Here in St Martin, the resources are much better, and it is only an 80 mile sail away. Also, Will has a special tool he had machined to help with the alignment process, and I'm sure he would let you use it. When Kent had his problem, he had it fixed in Puerto Rico, and he has the name of the mechanic who did the work. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

Stephen Davis
 

Paul,

Just a thought...Fixing the problem in the BVI might be a little difficult due to lack of good marine resources, and knowledge of the Amel. Here in St Martin, the resources are much better, and it is only an 80 mile sail away. Also, Will has a special tool he had machined to help with the alignment process, and I'm sure he would let you use it. When Kent had his problem, he had it fixed in Puerto Rico, and he has the name of the mechanic who did the work. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

Stephen Davis
 

Sorry Paul...pressed send by accident. 

At any rate, let me know if I can help in any way. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
St Martin


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

Stephen Davis
 

Hello Paul and Susan,

So sorry to hear about the shaft/coupling. We had our coupling come apart offshor of Cape Hatteras last August, and only 37 hours after our new engine had been installed. In our case, it was caused by mis-alignment of the engine to the Cdrive by the mechanic. 

My first question is are you shure the actual shaft is broken, and not just the coupling? In our case, the coupling shattered, and all 4 of the metal nubbs in the coupling which hold the bushings, were broken off. As we took it all apart, we were able to see the shaft forward of the coupling, and where it enters the Cdrive, and were relieved to find the shaft was not broken. Do you have it apart enough to see that the shaft is actually broken? We did a penetrating dye test on our shaft to insure we had no hairline cracks, and all was Ok. 

Two boats that I know of have broken the shaft and the coupling. One was Kent from S/V Kristi, and the other was Will Stout off of Anni Bea True. Im not sure where Kent is at the moment, but will is here in St Martin along with us. In both of these cases, they were able to have a good machine shop repair the shaft, and then put it back together with a new coupling. I suspect Amel will suggest a new C drive, but hopefully that will not be the case. 

The next question is why did you have the failure in the first place. If you have not recently re-aligned the motor, it is likely a result of worn mounts on the engine, Cdrive or both. When you do the repair, make sure you evaluate the mounts, and replace as necessary. I can provide you the part numbers for the new Vetus coupling, and mounts for the Cdrive, but my engine mounts were replaced with new Yanmar mounts when we re-powered. 


On Jan 27, 2016, at 10:55, pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Broken/Snapped drive shaft

Mark Erdos
 

Do a search on the yahoo group for “Will Stout” and “ <https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/conversations/messages/22346> flexible coupling”. Will recently went through the same issue.







With best regards,



Mark



Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us



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We have broken the shaft from the engine to the transmission. The shaft broke inside the Vetus Flex Coupling.
Has any one had to replace this part and if so how did it come off. Does Amel have a spare for this? We have emailed Amel and are awaiting their reply.

Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently at anchor in Peter Island BVI


Re: Broken/Snapped drive shaft

william_maffei@...
 

Do you have a picture you could post? If the coupling is the fault then the part number is KO53. 

Bill Maffei
SM #195
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