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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Duane Siegfri
 

Hi Mike,

That drawing is interesting.  It appears not to distinguish between the hull below the rubrail, and the rubrail.  But the rubrail isn't fiberglass, at least I think it's not based on the gouges I see.  It does look like thermoplastic though.  The sketch does not infer a joint at the bottom of the rubrail, and my finger doesn't find a joint there either.  I wonder if they put the rubrail in the mold and fiberglassed to it?  Or is it just part of the hull???

Duane
Wanderer, SM #477  The penultimate SM.


Re: mainsail furler/ headsail sheets

Duane Siegfri
 

Hi Jeff,

We're anchored between the Flagler and Royal Park Bridges, we'd love to get together with you!  How about Thursday?

You can reach us at 314-280-3757

Duane & Peg Siegfried
Wanderer, SM  #477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mainsail furler/ headsail sheets

karkauai
 

Hi Jeff,
Darn, I was just visiting friends in Boynton Beach.  I'm not on the boat right now, and don't know the answer to your questions off the top of my head.  I bought my furling and outhaul motors and gearboxes from Amel.

Let me suggest that you don't get new sheets that are significantly larger that the originals.  They won't fit well in the self tailing winches.

Hope I meet you somewhere and have a beer/wine/rum or two!

Kent
SM243
Kristy



mainsail furler/ headsail sheets

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

I need to replace the mainsail furling motor, and was wondering if anyone knew the best place to find it in the states (I'm currently in West Palm Beach FL, heading back to LINY Sunday), or do I have to get it from Amel?

Also, I am looking to replace the headsail sheets. I'm assuming the original sheets  are aboard, and that they are some metric rated lines (size/breaking strength). What is the consensus regarding replacement?  If anything, I would oversize it. Parting the starboard sheet in 50+ is something I'd prefer to do only once.

If there are any Amelians in the vicinity of West Palm, I'd love to invite you down to Cannonsport Marina to have an evening cocktail and a few laughs.

Thanks!

Jeff s/v Spirit Amel 54


Re: Stern Bumper for SM2000

alainfeuillet@...
 

Hi Dominique,
on our SM, hull n°26 year 1990, we got our hold rear bumper covered with Sunbrella. It is a reasonable solution, less than 100€, if your foam is either in good shape or still reparable and the fixation plate on the rear in good condition.
Hope it can help and save time and money.
Alain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

I have placed it in 2 locations. The first was under the salon seat next to the forward head wall. There I took out the macerator. It worked out very well as a freezer.  The other location is in the cockpit locker. There I use it for cold drinks. I also had a large Engel 50 cooler on the cockpit floor for cold drinks. Cold beverages, easily available for the captain and  3 crew, keep the contents in the 2 drawer frig cold. Now I use  to small Engel  for drinks, but can use it as a freezer. I found the freezer in the 2 drawer unit meets my needs.

Cheers,

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

 

 

Ric

Where have you placed the Engel 35?

Thanks

Sonya

Calypso II M47



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

Hi,

I replaced my Frig. several years ago with a 2 drawer ac/dc vitrifrigo. It has a SS finish and fits with very little modification. The top drawer is a freezer and bottom refrigerator. You can adjust the temperature. Both drawers has a large capacity. My Santorin did not have a separate freezer, so it is a major improvement. I have also added an Engel 35 for additional freezer space  

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

 

 

Hi Santorin Owners,

did anyone exchange the fridge? We are looking for a replacement that should have a small freezer, like the original one. Our fridge runs now about 2/3 of the time or more and needs too much amps per day, so we think we will replace it by a new model, but it should fit without modifications at the nice mahagoni door...


we found the Waeco CRX110 would fit from the dimensions, has also a nice freezer, but the opening mechanism seems not to be compatible with the current system/door.

The Isotherm Cruise 130 would also fit but there is no real freezer inside, only for temporary use (info from the manual)

What models will fit, any recommendations / experiences?

thx,  herbert
SN120, KALI MERA, Dominica

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

Daryl P
 

Ric

Where have you placed the Engel 35?

Thanks

Sonya

Calypso II M47



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

Hi,

I replaced my Frig. several years ago with a 2 drawer ac/dc vitrifrigo. It has a SS finish and fits with very little modification. The top drawer is a freezer and bottom refrigerator. You can adjust the temperature. Both drawers has a large capacity. My Santorin did not have a separate freezer, so it is a major improvement. I have also added an Engel 35 for additional freezer space  

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

 

 

Hi Santorin Owners,

did anyone exchange the fridge? We are looking for a replacement that should have a small freezer, like the original one. Our fridge runs now about 2/3 of the time or more and needs too much amps per day, so we think we will replace it by a new model, but it should fit without modifications at the nice mahagoni door...


we found the Waeco CRX110 would fit from the dimensions, has also a nice freezer, but the opening mechanism seems not to be compatible with the current system/door.

The Isotherm Cruise 130 would also fit but there is no real freezer inside, only for temporary use (info from the manual)

What models will fit, any recommendations / experiences?

thx,  herbert
SN120, KALI MERA, Dominica

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raw water manifold replacement

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill Kinney,

I think that I clearly gave an opinion.

You have a right to an opinion, also.

I am not going to argue with you because you are far smarter than I am and have much more experience. But, I am sticking with my opinion.

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


On Jan 10, 2017 2:05 PM, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

If the zinc wasn't necessary on the Onan it could easily have been replaced with a standard pipe plug, and heat exchangers are easy and (relatively) cheap to have custom made without a zinc fitting.  If those were good ideas, Amel would have done one or the other.


That zinc is needed to protect the materials in the Onan heat exchanger.  It is NOT redundant with the rudder zinc.  If the rudder zinc protected the Onan heat exchanger, why bother to replace the zinc when it dissolved? 

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Rose Island, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raw water manifold replacement

greatketch@...
 

If the zinc wasn't necessary on the Onan it could easily have been replaced with a standard pipe plug, and heat exchangers are easy and (relatively) cheap to have custom made without a zinc fitting.  If those were good ideas, Amel would have done one or the other.

That zinc is needed to protect the materials in the Onan heat exchanger.  It is NOT redundant with the rudder zinc.  If the rudder zinc protected the Onan heat exchanger, why bother to replace the zinc when it dissolved? 

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Rose Island, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Duane,

Attached is the drawing showing the cross section of the rub rail for our SM #240. Yours is may  be similar. Should be of significant help in understanding the details.

The rub rail is fiberglass integral with the hull, the rubber strip is simply a gutter and provides a closure. We have pulled it out and pushed it back in while repairing the fiberglass rubrail, not an easy job, but doable even on a 15 year old boat.

 

 

Mike Ondra

S/V Aletes SM#240

Miami, FL

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:46 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

 

 

The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005 Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had 100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too close.  They said they would "keep an eye on it".  We should have moved then, but there are very few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to "sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

amelforme
 

Duane, the later model SM 53' all had the hard thermoplastic 'insert' that replaced the previous soft synthetic rubber type which works well but is prone to staining irreversibly. The hard insert is extremely difficult to replace. Let me emphasize extremely again! The synthetic rubber is much more simple to install and is, in fact, almost easy. You need to snatch up that used 'soft' rub rail insert. How much fiberglass damage did you sustain? I have supervised the repair of the fiberglass box section that supports the 'rub rail' several times and would be pleased to speak to whomever you select to repair it to share the methods we found to be the best way to proceed.

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Jan 10, 2017, at 10:59 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Sorry to read about your misfortune Duane,

I can’t answer your question, but wanted to point out that on the Amel Yacht Owner group on Facebook, Olaf Bauer is selling an original Amel Ru rail for SM2K or Santorin 2 x 16 meter. Amel sells for 852 euro, he sells for 550 euro…

I would jump on the opportunity…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 1/10/17, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 9:45 AM


 









The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by
another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this
is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005
Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I
mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it
feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The
gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail
and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the
other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had
100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too
close.  They said they would "keep an eye on
it".  We should have moved then, but there are very
few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind
adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to
"sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Duane,

This is the drawing showing the cross section of the rub rail for our SM #240. Yours is probably similar. Should be of significant help in understanding the details.

The rub rail is fiberglass integral with the hull, the rubber strip is simply a gutter and provides a closure. We have pulled it out and pushed it back in while repairing the fiberglass rubrail, not an easy job, but doable even on a 15 year old boat.

Mike Ondra

S/V Aletes SM#240

Miami, FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:46 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

 

 

The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005 Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had 100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too close.  They said they would "keep an eye on it".  We should have moved then, but there are very few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to "sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Olaf is selling the rubber gutter material for earlier SMs and Santorins.

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


On Jan 10, 2017 11:59 AM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Sorry to read about your misfortune Duane,

I can’t answer your question, but wanted to point out that on the Amel Yacht Owner group on Facebook, Olaf Bauer is selling an original Amel Ru rail for SM2K or Santorin 2 x 16 meter. Amel sells for 852 euro, he sells for 550 euro…

I would jump on the opportunity…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 1/10/17, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 9:45 AM


 









The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by
another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this
is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005
Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I
mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it
feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The
gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail
and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the
other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had
100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too
close.  They said they would "keep an eye on
it".  We should have moved then, but there are very
few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind
adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to
"sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

The gutter was a rubber-like material on earlier SMs, not yours. This is the reason you read about "rubber."

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


On Jan 10, 2017 11:45 AM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005 Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had 100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too close.  They said they would "keep an eye on it".  We should have moved then, but there are very few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to "sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Sorry to read about your misfortune Duane,

I can’t answer your question, but wanted to point out that on the Amel Yacht Owner group on Facebook, Olaf Bauer is selling an original Amel Ru rail for SM2K or Santorin 2 x 16 meter. Amel sells for 852 euro, he sells for 550 euro…

I would jump on the opportunity…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI





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On Tue, 1/10/17, sailor63109@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 9:45 AM


 









The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by
another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this
is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005
Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I
mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it
feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The
gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail
and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the
other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had
100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too
close.  They said they would "keep an eye on
it".  We should have moved then, but there are very
few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind
adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to
"sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477











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Rub Rail

Duane Siegfri
 

The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by another boat while at anchor.  I've read about how this is a rubber strip applied to the hull.  On my boat (2005 Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass.  Am I mistaken?  I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it feels like and appears to be composite with the hull.  The gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail and there is a seam there.

It's frustrating because I went to the other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had 100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too close.  They said they would "keep an eye on it".  We should have moved then, but there are very few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to "sail" on the anchor.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Kent-vetus coupling

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Eric,

here are some pictures from the VETUS coupling, 35mm, as it is modified/machined from AMEL.
Note that the aluminum is machined in order to enter the gear-box output shaft flange.
Note that the steel part is machined at the front end, in order not to be "caught" at the C-drive input shaft's bevel end.
Of course, there is absolutely no hole to drill or thorn screw to install between the steel hub and the C-drive shaft.

 Good luck.


On Monday, January 9, 2017 5:02 PM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Remember that these Vetus couplings are designed for conventional drive shaft installations where the propeller is pushing the shaft forward (or pulling it back in reverse gear). That is why they specify drilling a hole in the drive shaft and installing the roll pin. (They used to use a set screw, which could easily slip and you could loose the shaft right out the back of the boat - ask me how I know.) 
On our Amels there is no force pushing or pulling the shaft and the pin is absolutely not needed, thus Steve's choice is totally correct. The key transfers the rotational force from the engine drive shaft to the "C" drive input shaft and is all that is needed.
Craig, SN68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

You can pull up a detailed drawing of the KO5 (type 6) coupling on the web. It does have a keyway. However, on the Vetus instructions, they say you must drill through the shaft, and use a provided roll pin. We chose not to compromise the shaft by drilling, and just used the keyway which seemed identical to the old broken coupling. 

Steve
Aloha SM72

On Jan 9, 2017, at 02:08, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Damn, Eric, I don't know.  I was sitting in the cockpit while the mechanic was doing the hands on work.
Kent


From: "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 1:01 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Kent-vetus coupling

 
Did the coupling have a keyway in it?
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 12:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Kent-vetus coupling
 
 
It came from Amel with the new C drive, Eric.  I didn't compare it closely with the old one, but they seemed to be the same.
Kent
 

From: "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:55 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Kent-vetus coupling
 
 
When you installed your yanmar did you use a stock Vetus coupling or did you purchase it from Amel?
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Replacing Vetus Coupling Bolts
 
 
Hi Eric,
The coupling needs to fit a 35mm shaft.  The 60mm is what the coupling housing would go over and is the "hub" of the coupling.  Thought that bit of info might be helpful.  
 
Not sure if it pertains to your project but an earlier posting made me think that the stock Vetus couplings would not work for the later SMs with Yanmars.  It stated--from posting number 22356-- "Pat We have been down this road using the Standard Vetus coupling you describe. It does not fit. We ordered ours from Amel as they have a special build. The one in the catalog is approx. 5MM to long and it can not be shortened to make it fit. Paul & Susan LaFrance SV NOMAD SM#362". 
 
I'll include this for thread continuity on the replacement of the coupling bollts--Regarding my project to replace the bushings using bolts threaded at both ends, an email to Danny (with a Volvo engine) confirmed that he was able to replace the bolts by sliding the engine back, splitting the coupling, replacing the rubber bushings and then sliding the bolts through before reassembling the 2 coupling housings.  Interesting--he did this in Tonga and could not obtain the bushings so he carved come out of truck suspension bushings and they worked fine for several years, showing no wear when he replaced them with the Vetus bushings.
 
A question I still have is how the Vetus hub is removed from the shaft coming from the C drive (especially for the Yanmar era SMs).  Is it removed by drilling out a pin in the hub? Any gurus out there with an answer?
 
I plan to post some pic of our bushing replacement project one I have the bushings and can complete the project.
 
Bob, KAIMI
SM 429
 
 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Yanmar 75HP - Cannot go over 2300 RPM

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dom,

I recommend C Drive service at 800 engine hours or 2 years which ever comes first. This would include new wear bushing, 3 new seals, and new oil. At that same time adding grease to the AutoProp, and servicing the bow thruster. We also renew antifouling every two years.

Bruntons, manufacturer of AutoProp, recommended 1200 hours for bearing replacement. I replaced our AutoProp bearings at 2200 hours and the old bearings had no signs of wear...so I am not sure. The bearing kit is around 500-600 euros. Do you remember if Amel just added grease, or if they installed a bearing kit? BTW, the bearing kit installation is not that easy. I had an AutoProp representative do it for me.

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


On Jan 9, 2017 9:18 PM, "Dominique Guenot dominique_guenot@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill and all for sharing your thoughts and experience and taking the time.  


I will clean the Turbo per your recommendation when we will come back from our road trip at the end of February


Regarding the Autoprop I have it serviced by Amel Caraibes early February at 2600 hours as well as the C-Drive.

Then I have cleaned the Autoprop diving several times since to ensure good mobility.

We are now in NZ at 3600 hours.

 

What is your recommended hours to service the C-drive - we assume no mayonnaise in the oil ?

and the Autoprop?


Thank you

Dominique Guenot 

+64 21 086 50 233 

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Yanmar 75HP - Cannot go over 2300 RPM

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all.
I grease my prop in water between haul outs. Not difficult
 Just have to be careful not to drop anything. Especially the little grub screws. If you have spares you won't drop any. I was doing it it what I class as cold water one time, cold fingers don't handle little grub screws well. But I had spares so didn't drop any. 
Cheers
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl



On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 18:46, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Sorry Dominique,


Autoprop......700-1000 hours or when the bearings feel rough, they need replacing, not that difficult, but some special tools required....you can find the complete instructions online ...google Autoprop service.
Otherwise, grease the bearings of the  three blades through the removable screws,( you need a special grease nipple), every time you haul out...

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Yanmar 75HP - Cannot go over 2300 RPM

Alan Leslie
 

Sorry Dominique,

Autoprop.....700-1000 hours or when the bearings feel rough, they need replacing, not that difficult, but some special tools required....you can find the complete instructions online ...google Autoprop service.
Otherwise, grease the bearings of the  three blades through the removable screws,( you need a special grease nipple), every time you haul out...

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437