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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator fa ilure (Field Breaker) won’t start

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Yes Derick, I check the side, as well as the one in Front. Put them on and off and tried to start…
What surprised me is that even with these off, the genset refused to stay on…

I am definitely open to all suggestion, and reading the recent post will order very soon the gasket and spare exhaust manifold.
But, should it be a blocked exhaust manifold, wouldn’t be the “Fault Breaker” (check engine) who pop?
In my case it is the “Field Breaker” (Check generator)
http://nikimat.com/onan_mdkal_b_specs_12_volt_kubota_d1105.html

At least I am in a place where I will be able to receive parts and should I need to qualify repair people!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Mon, 5/9/16, derickgates@comcast.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator fa ilure (Field Breaker) won’t start
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016, 2:33 PM


 









Alexandre,
Did
you check the circuit breaker on the aft side of the
generator?  Also, if the pounding of the waves shook loose
some carbon buildup in your exhaust manifold/hose, the
exhaust may be blocked causing the generator to not
start.
Glad you got
into port in Puerto Rico safely, sounds like a hairy
crossing!
DerickSM2K #400
BravaCurrently in Saint Thomas









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator fa ilure (Field Breaker) won’t start

Derick Gates
 

Alexandre,

Did you check the circuit breaker on the aft side of the generator?  Also, if the pounding of the waves shook loose some carbon buildup in your exhaust manifold/hose, the exhaust may be blocked causing the generator to not start.

Glad you got into port in Puerto Rico safely, sounds like a hairy crossing!

Derick
SM2K #400 Brava
Currently in Saint Thomas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Retractable bow thrusters

SV Perigee
 

Hi all,

As a prospective AMEL owner (hopefully not too long now), I can vouch for all that has been said - potential buyers are active searching every forum, sometime for years before 'going public'.  But I can also say that, with all this research, and some carefully placed questions, the vast amount of diverse information available to all with the aid of modern communications (the interweb), means also that occasional and often exploratory comments explicit mostly measured and valuably detailed response from those qualified to do so.  I think that the end result is that potential buyers can be extremely well informed in approaching their decision to buy.  This of course applies to all makes and models, but I think that the AMEL forums in their various guises, backed by owners and others with understanding and insights beyond normal, and prepared to share and contribute to an active dialogue, between them constitute a unique resource, and the diversity of opinion and information provided in no way diminishes the potential value an AMEL; to the contrary actually, in my opinion.

Please keep it up.

Yours aye,

David
(not yet an AMEL owner, but . . . )


On Thursday, 28 April 2016, 6:31, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Bill,
Me too !
Eric
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Retractable bow thrusters
 
 
Eric,
The questions were posted from a someone who is not an Amel owner, and does not understand Amels. In fact he joined our group to learn more. The original posting from him was an honest question and he received numerous answers.
The problem I had with the thread is that the original poster continued the thread with "what ifs" and even suggestions of design changes.
I believe you understand.
It was a non-issue to begin with.
Fortunately this non-owner and member of the group joined our group to learn more about Amels and possibly buy one someday. This has happened more times than I can count. It normally is beneficial to everyone. I think this thread got out of hand and some of us contributed.
We have to remember that everything we write here is searchable by Google searches. Parts of that thread theorized negatively about Amel designs. The theory was unfounded, but when read by a novice, a novice may believe that "Amel Owners" are not satisfied and are redesigning...also unfounded and not true.
I love my Amel bow thruster!
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail
On Apr 27, 2016 1:35 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Joel,
I really do not understand all the comments about a leaking bow thruster. As you said if the bow thruster is correctly maintained it will not leak. We left Santa Marta Colombia for Guadeloupe. We spent 11 days beating in 35- 45 knots gusting over 50.
When we got to Guadeloupe, not a drop of water in the bilge.
Kimberlites bilge is as dry as the day they delivered her in 2002.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Retractable bow thrusters
 
 
Hi Francisco and it always makes me happy to know you and Odette are really enjoying the cruising lifestyle on your beautiful PEREGRINUS. It does not seem like 3 ½ years since I sold her to you. Time goes faster for me with each year left behind, but life is good.
 
It’s blowing 15 MPH here in Lake Placid (Florida) so I am filling a sports cup with an adult beverage and going out to sail my Laser until sunset. The best way to get exercise, and sore!
 
All The Best To You Both, Joel   
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Retractable bow thrusters
 
 
Hi Joel !
 
Our bow thruster has been rock-solid reliable since we bought Peregrinus 3.5 years ago.  
 
We got a few drops of water leakage from September 2012 to March 2014, but you sure told us that this was not normal in early 2014, so we got the seals replaced again, and we've been leak free, as in zero drops, for over two years now.
 
Cheerio,
 
Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350 / 2002
Docked at Port Vendres (Languedoc-Rousillon) 
 
 



[Amel Yacht Owners] Generator failure (Field Breaker) won’t start

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

The passage from Samana (Dominican Republic) to San Juan (Puerto Rico) was rough (as the waive were in the nose, so lots of pounding.

As usual I started the genset to recharge the batteries, 2 or 3 minutes later was a big waive/pounding and it stopped.
The “Field breaker” pop.

I switch off all the 220 volt device, press the “Field breaker” back, started then shut down instantly, I tried starting with the DC breaker off, etc. same it shuts down instantly.
I don’t even know where to start to find the problem.

I own the ONAN MDKAL B Specs
http://nikimat.com/onan_mdkal_b_specs_12_volt_kubota_d1105.html
Unless I am mistaking there is no code to see (unlike the more recent genset).


Prior that I only used the genset lasts week for 18 minutes all was ok. Before that was a month before for 1.4 hour to exercise all the systems and all was ok.

Thanks in advance for your help…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico


Re: Bow thruster

Derick Gates
 

Hi all,

I will post a photo of the bow thruster drain and chain locker drain and air conditioning condensate drain with associated valves that Walter mentioned.  This was installed in SM2K #400, built in 2003, together with the wooden hatch with hinged plexiglass access on top, rather than the leather curtain.

Derick
SM2K #400 Brava
Currently in Saint Thomas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Problem changing transmission oil on Santorin 1991

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

What you are both referring to is the C-drive. The transmission is that clunky thing between the C-drive and the motor which needs it own oil. The C-drive has a reservoir with a “fill line”. Eight liters is about right .

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN 24 (1990)

Annapolis

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 2:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: stilemare@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Problem changing transmission oil on Santorin 1991

 

 

Good evening Fabio,

 

first question: do you know how much oil you drained from the transmission?

The first Santorins, maybe up to n°40, had the first type of transmission, with aluminum housing. Could you post a picture of the upper part of the transmission?

This transmission holds probably less than 8 liters. However, filling the transmission with warm oil and moving the propeller by hand while filling will help you. (And...be patient...)

How do you warm up the oil? Put it in black jerrycans in the sunlight.

 

Your old mechanic is right: don't fill up the reservoir, but only up to the first third. The oil needs to expand.

The oil will never get warmer than 70°C because the lower part in constantly cooled with seawater. So no problem with the temperature.

 

Bon courage.

 

Olivier

 

On Monday, May 9, 2016 7:19 PM, "Fabio Cavalieri mas1766@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello everybody,

 

I'm in troubles as I drained the oil from the transmission to change it and I'm not able anymore to fill the trasmission with the 8 kgs 15W 40 diesel oil as prescribed.

I started to put the oil and after approx. 3,5kgs the oil didn't go down. Trasmission cube is full of oil but do not go down...I tried to take out again the drainage nut on the keel nearby the propeller thinking about a possible air bubble but the oil was caming out in very small quantity and very slowly.

Is there some trick I do not know?



And also, an old experienced mechanics told me that is a mistake to keep oil in the plastic in place in the upper reservoir above the transmission should not contain oil but should only serve as an expansion vessel for collecting the excess oil which heats up and expands might make working pressure causing the transmission in high and harmful temperatures.



Thanks in advance for your suggestions.



Fabio

s/y Italica - Santorin #28 1991

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nova Scotia Halifax workshop recommendation

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi give a call when you get to Newport. We can get it down. 

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 May 9, 2016, at 10:54, ronheyselaar@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi All,


We need a good workshop to have our flexible coupling between the Volvo transmission and c-drive replaced. Never done this myself so need somebody to do it for me. Also worried about proper alignment (having read the various conversations on the forum). I have definitely no clue how to do that.


Can somebody recommend a good reasonable priced workshop around the Halifax area? We will be sailing from Newport RI to NS early June or so.


Appreciate any suggestions.


Fair winds and all the best,


Ron Heyselaar, 

SY Lily AMEL 54 (hull 157) now in Norfolk VA.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Mark,

But as Bill said mine and your model are older and use a different base…
Nice repaid on your side!
How did you see/access the steel plate under the fiberglass?
I still would like to remove the broken bolt and put a new one!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Mon, 5/9/16, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:38 PM


 









Eric,
 Alexandre is correct. Jabsco changed
the design of the part and did not change the part number. I
searched high and low for an old style base and am convinced
none are available.
 I had the same issue with the
cracking bases. I removed the old base and used fiberglass
mat and resin to repair it. So far so good. Both bases
cracked. The older repair is now going on two years (aft).
The forward head was recently repaired.
 To remove the base you will need to
back out the four bolts holding it. There are no nuts on the
underside. Under the fiberglass floor is a stainless steel
plate and the bolts go into threaded holes into this plate.
 Be careful not to force the bolts!!!!
They will break (ask me how I know this). Use some lube and
be VERY patient.
 Hope this helps.
     With best
regards,  Mark  Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  Cambridge Cay – Exuma Land and Sea Park -
Bahamas
 From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 9:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet
base forward head    Good morning Eric,

I had the same problem (base
cracked).
I was able to unscrew the nuts
off the bolts (the bolt seems to me part of the fiberglass
bottom and unfortunately I broke one)
The
main problem is that I was not able to find a replacement
base… The exact part number is now a different base which
will not fit…
So I glue the old one
together and apply it with 4200.
Hope
someone get a better answer…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289
NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto
Rico

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On Fri, 5/6/16, kimberlite@optonline.net
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht
Owners] Toilet base forward head
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:31 PM


 









The base of the toilet of my forward head is
cracked.
I would like to
replace it but it
seems to be through bolted
and
I do not see
any access.
Does anyone know how to access the bolts or are
they
set in some material to
hold them in
place?
Fair
Winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head

Mark Erdos
 

Eric,

 

Alexandre is correct. Jabsco changed the design of the part and did not change the part number. I searched high and low for an old style base and am convinced none are available.

 

I had the same issue with the cracking bases. I removed the old base and used fiberglass mat and resin to repair it. So far so good. Both bases cracked. The older repair is now going on two years (aft). The forward head was recently repaired.

 

To remove the base you will need to back out the four bolts holding it. There are no nuts on the underside. Under the fiberglass floor is a stainless steel plate and the bolts go into threaded holes into this plate.

 

Be careful not to force the bolts!!!! They will break (ask me how I know this). Use some lube and be VERY patient.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Cambridge Cay – Exuma Land and Sea Park - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 9:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head

 

 

Good morning Eric,

I had the same problem (base cracked).
I was able to unscrew the nuts off the bolts (the bolt seems to me part of the fiberglass bottom and unfortunately I broke one)
The main problem is that I was not able to find a replacement base… The exact part number is now a different base which will not fit…
So I glue the old one together and apply it with 4200.
Hope someone get a better answer…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

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On Fri, 5/6/16, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:31 PM


 









The base of the toilet of my forward head is
cracked.
I would like to replace it but it
seems to be through bolted and
I do not see
any access. Does anyone know how to access the bolts or are
they
set in some material to hold them in
place?
Fair Winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite

 
 










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Information about Amel 1987 Maramu Sueno

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Lokiyawl,

Indeed, Eleuthera is hull 7.  The ID plate states #07… I took the liberty to add the extra 0… I guess Amel did not expect to sell more than 100 SM’s so their numbering ended at 100.

Eleuthera has been revisited from stem to stern; we are probably more up to date than the newest SM2K… :-)

JPG
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 9 May 2016, at 15:34, Lokiyawl2 lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Tony,
   Thanks for your input on Michel, I have yet to hear anything at all negative about him.  Congratulations on that beautiful 54 Amel.  James


Sent from Samsung Mobile



-------- Original message --------
From: "Tony Robinson tonywrobinson51@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 05-09-2016 9:44 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Information about Amel 1987 Maramu Sueno


 

I also bought my boat through Michel Charpentier - an Amel 54 I bought in 2012. Michel was/is the best broker I have ever dealt with. Highly recommended - and to confirm  he knows a LOT about Amels.


Tony Robinson.



From: "volker.puchta@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 12:56 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Information about Amel 1987 Maramu Sueno

 
hi James,

I do not know the boat you are interested in, but I do know Michel Charpentier. I have bought an Amel Sharki from him last year. He is a good and trustworthy guy. He knows a lot about Amel in all the details, being specialised to sell used Amel boats.
I am happy with the boat I have bought from him.

Regards,
Volker, Sharki no. 176








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Problem changing transmission oil on Santorin 1991

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Fabio,

That old mechanic is wrong!

There are two reasons the expansion tank should contain oil. The first is so you can visually check for water in the oil...it will look milky. The second reason is so that you can see that there is oil in the C Drive.

If the expansion tank were empty, how do you know if the C Drive has oil or is also empty.

Tell that old mechanic to work on someone else's boat.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On May 9, 2016 1:19 PM, "Fabio Cavalieri mas1766@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello everybody,

I'm in troubles as I drained the oil from the transmission to change it and I'm not able anymore to fill the trasmission with the 8 kgs 15W 40 diesel oil as prescribed.
I started to put the oil and after approx. 3,5kgs the oil didn't go down. Trasmission cube is full of oil but do not go down...I tried to take out again the drainage nut on the keel nearby the propeller thinking about a possible air bubble but the oil was caming out in very small quantity and very slowly.
Is there some trick I do not know?

And also, an old experienced mechanics told me that is a mistake to keep oil in the plastic in place in the upper reservoir above the transmission should not contain oil but should only serve as an expansion vessel for collecting the excess oil which heats up and ex pands might make working pressure causing the transmission in high and harmful temperatures.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Fabio
s/y Italica - Santorin #28 1991


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Problem changing transmission oil on Santorin 1991

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Fabio,

I cannot be sure, but I believe the hose from the expansion tank (you call it a cube) is either blocked or crimped.

If it is blocked you cannot add oiil and oil will not drain properly because of lack of breathing.

Check for a problem from the expansion tank through the hose and the hose fittings.

Let me know what you find.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On May 9, 2016 1:19 PM, "Fabio Cavalieri mas1766@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello everybody,

I'm in troubles as I drained the oil from the transmission to change it and I'm not able anymore to fill the trasmission with the 8 kgs 15W 40 diesel oil as prescribed.
I started to put the oil and after approx. 3,5kgs the oil didn't go down. Trasmission cube is full of oil but do not go down...I tried to take out again the drainage nut on the keel nearby the propeller thinking about a possible air bubble but the oil was caming out in very small quantity and very slowly.
Is there some trick I do not know?

And also, an old experienced mechanics told me that is a mistake to keep oil in the plastic in place in the upper reservoir above the transmission should not contain oil but should only serve as an expansion vessel for collecting the excess oil which heats up and ex pands might make working pressure causing the transmission in high and harmful temperatures.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Fabio
s/y Italica - Santorin #28 1991


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Problem changing transmission oil on Santorin 1991

Beaute Olivier
 

Good evening Fabio,

first question: do you know how much oil you drained from the transmission?
The first Santorins, maybe up to n°40, had the first type of transmission, with aluminum housing. Could you post a picture of the upper part of the transmission?
This transmission holds probably less than 8 liters. However, filling the transmission with warm oil and moving the propeller by hand while filling will help you. (And...be patient...)
How do you warm up the oil? Put it in black jerrycans in the sunlight.

Your old mechanic is right: don't fill up the reservoir, but only up to the first third. The oil needs to expand.
The oil will never get warmer than 70°C because the lower part in constantly cooled with seawater. So no problem with the temperature.

Bon courage.

Olivier


On Monday, May 9, 2016 7:19 PM, "Fabio Cavalieri mas1766@... [amelyachtowners]"


 
Hello everybody,

I'm in troubles as I drained the oil from the transmission to change it and I'm not able anymore to fill the trasmission with the 8 kgs 15W 40 diesel oil as prescribed.
I started to put the oil and after approx. 3,5kgs the oil didn't go down. Trasmission cube is full of oil but do not go down...I tried to take out again the drainage nut on the keel nearby the propeller thinking about a possible air bubble but the oil was caming out in very small quantity and very slowly.
Is there some trick I do not know?

And also, an old experienced mechanics told me that is a mistake to keep oil in the plastic in place in the upper reservoir above the transmission should not contain oil but should only serve as an expansion vessel for collecting the excess oil which heats up and expands might make working pressure causing the transmission in high and harmful temperatures.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Fabio
s/y Italica - Santorin #28 1991



Problem changing transmission oil on Santorin 1991

MAS
 

Hello everybody,

I'm in troubles as I drained the oil from the transmission to change it and I'm not able anymore to fill the trasmission with the 8 kgs 15W 40 diesel oil as prescribed.
I started to put the oil and after approx. 3,5kgs the oil didn't go down. Trasmission cube is full of oil but do not go down...I tried to take out again the drainage nut on the keel nearby the propeller thinking about a possible air bubble but the oil was caming out in very small quantity and very slowly.
Is there some trick I do not know?

And also, an old experienced mechanics told me that is a mistake to keep oil in the plastic in place in the upper reservoir above the transmission should not contain oil but should only serve as an expansion vessel for collecting the excess oil which heats up and expands might make working pressure causing the transmission in high and harmful temperatures.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Fabio
s/y Italica - Santorin #28 1991


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Sorry Bill,
I saw your post after I replied mine...
Alexandre



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On Mon, 5/9/16, yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016, 11:03 AM


 













Eric has new model base which is available. Alex has old
model base which is not available.



Bill

BeBe 386









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head

yahoogroups@...
 

Eric has new model base which is available. Alex has old model base which is not available.

Bill
BeBe 386


Nova Scotia Halifax workshop recommendation

ronheyselaar@...
 

Hi All,


We need a good workshop to have our flexible coupling between the Volvo transmission and c-drive replaced. Never done this myself so need somebody to do it for me. Also worried about proper alignment (having read the various conversations on the forum). I have definitely no clue how to do that.


Can somebody recommend a good reasonable priced workshop around the Halifax area? We will be sailing from Newport RI to NS early June or so.


Appreciate any suggestions.


Fair winds and all the best,


Ron Heyselaar, 

SY Lily AMEL 54 (hull 157) now in Norfolk VA.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Eric,

I had the same problem (base cracked).
I was able to unscrew the nuts off the bolts (the bolt seems to me part of the fiberglass bottom and unfortunately I broke one)
The main problem is that I was not able to find a replacement base… The exact part number is now a different base which will not fit…
So I glue the old one together and apply it with 4200.
Hope someone get a better answer…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico



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On Fri, 5/6/16, kimberlite@optonline.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toilet base forward head
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:31 PM


 









The base of the toilet of my forward head is
cracked.
I would like to replace it but it
seems to be through bolted and
I do not see
any access. Does anyone know how to access the bolts or are
they
set in some material to hold them in
place?
Fair Winds
Eric SM 376 Kimberlite

 
 










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine room temperature and cooling

danielmfrey63@...
 

Good afternoon
 
Based on this thread I checked my Santorins engine room and I found two 12V blowers- one for in take, one for out take - from Plastimo - both not working any more... The test with the engine key showed me, that they would work when the engine is running, but not before that. It was easy to dismount the blowers and even after more than 20 years Plastimo is still selling their "classic electric blower" (part no. 16274), so I can easily replace them. Lucky me... Of course I don't buy them in Switzerland, where the price is twice as high as in Germany.

Best - Daniel

HEUREKA, SN 64
Kuşadası, Turkey 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins Prima 60 Dimensions

James Alton
 

Bill,
  I am hopeful that the engine will be free and that tools will not be needed to roll the engine over as you state. I have been able to break engines that were only lightly seized by gently rocking the crank back and forth using a socket wrench and wanted to be prepared if that turned out to be the case. If it doesn't free up easily then I agree pulling the head should be the next step. Thanks for the advice. James


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From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 05-09-2016 10:11 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Perkins Prima 60 Dimensions


 

James,

You do not need a socket, or a wrench.

You said you were going to remove glow-plugs or injectors. With either removed you can turn the crankshaft by hand using the belt to the alternator. If it does not turn by hand, rust has probably set in between rings and cylinder walls. If this has happened, forcing things with a socket could break rings and/or score cylinder walls. If it will not turn by hand with injectors removed, I suggest stripping the head off. I was lucky once a long time ago using penetrating oil to free rings from cylinder walls, but I was very lucky to do it without damage.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On May 8, 2016 10:27 PM, "jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

James,

 

99% sure it is 24mm.

 

John, Popeye, Maramu #91