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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Anomaly [1 Attachment]

John Clark
 

Thomas, my BT looks similar.  I have a foam disk that feels glued to an epoxy bed.  No screws evident,  also no leakage.

My BT is an older model...form 1990.  Not sure when they updated it.

John
SV Annie. SM 37
Pamlico Sound.

On Aug 31, 2017 5:42 PM, "Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Thomas Peacock included below]

Trying to get the pic to send.



On Aug 31, 2017, at 5:10 PM, peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi all,

We are hauled out for C-Drive and bottom paint. 

We are trying to change the seal in the bow thruster trunk. It has not been changed for at least 8 years, and we do get quite a bit of water coming in while at sea. 

All the pictures that I have seen in this group show a seal held in by two screws with washers. However, ours seems a bit different, see pic below. There is at least two centimeters of further hard casing above the seal. It seems to be integral to the entire setup. We are not able to see any screws, and hence are unable to change the seal. 

Any thoughts would be appreciated. We splash back in the water around 1300 hours GMT on Friday, and would really like to change the seal. Sorry for the klunky picture. 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

Rock Hall, Maryland





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Anomaly

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Tom,

My first thought is that you have had a "de-Ameling" modification by previous owner(s)...I think it is serious and needs to be addressed. There are plenty of photos of how it should be. 

From the view you posted we should see 1 neoprene donut seal that has been contact-cemented over a lip seal which is normally held down by a screw with a washer. The lip seal and the top side donut I spoke of earlier seal the outside water from coming into the boat when the bow thruster is DOWN. There are also 2 neoprene donut seals contact cemented to the top of the bow thruster foot...these two seal the outside water from coming into the boat when the bow thruster is UP with its safety pin engaged. It is a simple and reliable system.

It really disturbs me when I see someone try to outsmart this Amel design...I know that was not you.

Good luck.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:10 PM, peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

We are hauled out for C-Drive and bottom paint. 

We are trying to change the seal in the bow thruster trunk. It has not been changed for at least 8 years, and we do get quite a bit of water coming in while at sea. 

All the pictures that I have seen in this group show a seal held in by two screws with washers. However, ours seems a bit different, see pic below. There is at least two centimeters of further hard casing above the seal. It seems to be integral to the entire setup. We are not able to see any screws, and hence are unable to change the seal. 

Any thoughts would be appreciated. We splash back in the water around 1300 hours GMT on Friday, and would really like to change the seal. Sorry for the klunky picture. 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

Rock Hall, Maryland






Re: Bow Thruster Anomaly

Paul Osterberg
 

Tom
To me it looks as you have the neopren seals glued on top of the lip seal. We have one neoprene seals inside the hull just lose on the shaft, and two neoprene seals o the shaft below waterline. I do not think the lip seal that sometimes is fixed with the two screws and the washers do seal very much. The reason for my assumption is that when service the bow thruster in the water, one tape the shaft to seal from water penetrating into the shaft. The tape passes through the lip seal and thus do not seal very much. The important seals are the neoprene seals, two below waterline md one above the waterline.
We have no problem with water intrusion even when slamming hard into the waves in rough weather but we change the neoprene seals A year ago, and will probably change them bi annually 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM259'Block Island 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

karkauai
 

Hola JP, I'll be a few months behind you.  Have fun!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Kent,

For me, its Aruba, Columbia, Panama (San Blas & Boca del Toro) then the canal to Galapagos, Marquesas etc…

Passage to Pacific is planned in first 1/3 of Jan 18.

:-)

Regards,

Jean-Pierre
Eleuthera, SM 007


On 31 Aug 2017, at 22:24, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

When my girlfriend retires, hopefully in the next year.  We'll spend some time in Belize b4 we transit the canal.  Are you headed that way too?

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

karkauai
 

When my girlfriend retires, hopefully in the next year.  We'll spend some time in Belize b4 we transit the canal.  Are you headed that way too?

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: Bow Thruster Anomaly

Thomas Peacock
 

Still trying to get pic. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Anomaly

Thomas Peacock
 

Trying to get the pic to send.



On Aug 31, 2017, at 5:10 PM, peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

We are hauled out for C-Drive and bottom paint. 

We are trying to change the seal in the bow thruster trunk. It has not been changed for at least 8 years, and we do get quite a bit of water coming in while at sea. 

All the pictures that I have seen in this group show a seal held in by two screws with washers. However, ours seems a bit different, see pic below. There is at least two centimeters of further hard casing above the seal. It seems to be integral to the entire setup. We are not able to see any screws, and hence are unable to change the seal. 

Any thoughts would be appreciated. We splash back in the water around 1300 hours GMT on Friday, and would really like to change the seal. Sorry for the klunky picture. 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

Rock Hall, Maryland





Bow Thruster Anomaly

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi all,

We are hauled out for C-Drive and bottom paint. 

We are trying to change the seal in the bow thruster trunk. It has not been changed for at least 8 years, and we do get quite a bit of water coming in while at sea. 

All the pictures that I have seen in this group show a seal held in by two screws with washers. However, ours seems a bit different, see pic below. There is at least two centimeters of further hard casing above the seal. It seems to be integral to the entire setup. We are not able to see any screws, and hence are unable to change the seal. 

Any thoughts would be appreciated. We splash back in the water around 1300 hours GMT on Friday, and would really like to change the seal. Sorry for the klunky picture. 

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

Rock Hall, Maryland





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New old maramu !

smiles bernard
 

Many thanks for the warm welcome all!

We have hull 162 from 1985

Todd the galley changes you are making sound interesting. 

We are just back from a week sailing with the kids and are still at the 'wow' stage. It could well be a stage that  lasts a long long time :)

All the best
Miles



On 28 Aug 2017, at 11:57, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,
   Congratulations and welcome.  The forum is a treasure trove of solid information that you will find invaluable.  

Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Hunkering down for TS Irma in Pamlico River.



On Aug 26, 2017 11:25 AM, "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello there

I've posted a few times already but this week we are now aboard our new (to us) 1985 maramu 46

She is not a SM but is super to us 😉.

Our last long distance cruising boat was 30ft Halmatic so we are amazed by the comforts, the build quality and details - if a little overwhelmed by her size too!

We are planning an Atlantic circuit next year with our two young boys of 7 and 4 yrs.

It's great to have an amel and this active and helpful forum seems like a place I'll be often!

All the very best

Miles
SV 'Sea love'




Re: Battery power off levers do not cut all power

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

I believe in the original design, only the power to the radio memory or radio clock is supposed to be truly permanent.

My Fusion stereo has one (+) that is for "battery", i.e., a permanent connection.  This power input powers the clock inside the Fusion only, and this power input is incapable of powering up the Fusion itself.  Power is provided by the "permanent" DC-DC converter.

There is another (+) into the Fusion which is for "switched power", i.e., a switchable power connection.  This power input powers the balance of the stereo functions.  This power is supplied by a different DC-DC converter than the one that supplies the permanent connection.

I would not connect anything else to the permanent power supply.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350 (2002)
At anchor, Neapolis (East Macedonia)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

Stephen Davis
 

Thank Ken...we will definitely do that. When will you be heading back to Panama, and on to the Pacific?

Aloha,
Steve and Liz

On Aug 31, 2017, at 07:45, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good to hear, Steve.  Be sure to stop at Portobelo for a day or two, and spend a night (not weekend) at Playa Blanca just East of Portobelo.  Quiet, beautiful anchorage with a decent snorkeling reef.  You can get in behind the reef

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: Battery power off levers do not cut all power

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi Tom

Thanks, I did not think of the radio presets.

In my case I think I will sacrifice radio presets for ease of cutting all power quickly.  I already switched my VHF and AIS transceiver to the Funk power switch.

Eamonn
Travel Bug SM 151
Currently in Greece


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

karkauai
 

Congrats , Steve!  Enjoy!  You, too, Liz!

Kent


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

karkauai
 

Good to hear, Steve.  Be sure to stop at Portobelo for a day or two, and spend a night (not weekend) at Playa Blanca just East of Portobelo.  Quiet, beautiful anchorage with a decent snorkeling reef.  You can get in behind the reef

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Bonding strap connection to the keel - stainless steel or copper

mfmcgovern@...
 

Olaf,

That is a great price for a finished fabricated strap!  Unfortunately for me, the shipping costs from Germany to the USA would probably triple the cost.

One thing I left out of my post is that I actually own a company that does metal machining and fabrication work so I don't pay retail price for metal. My cost on that copper piece is actually about $36 or ~30 Euros.  I used the retail prices for the comparison since most people don't have wholesale accounts with metal suppliers.

Mark

--

Mark McGovern

SM #440
SV Cara



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

Stephen Davis
 

JP,

We will be back in Aruba by 10 September, and should be on our way to Columbia a week or 2 later. I suspect we will hook up in the San Blas at some point. When are you planning your canal transit?

On another front, I have finally joined the ranks of unemployed/retired as of 10 days ago. Had a great last flight with friends and family onboard, and a water cannon salute at the end. Looking forward to being a full time sailor. 

Aloha,
Steve

On Aug 31, 2017, at 06:52, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Steve,


I just contacted John as well, he is  the HLR for CA (Cruising Association) and he told me the same.

As well, “noonsite" has a posting dated May 17 stating that Porvenir has been reinstated…

I’ll be in AUA for one night in mid October if Liz and you are still there…

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre



On 31 Aug 2017, at 17:47, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent and JP,


We had been following the issues regarding check in in the San Blas for a while, and were concerned about the ability to do the check in there. We just corresponded with John Hailey who is the Port Officer for the Ocean Cruising Club in Panama and the Shelter Bay Marina manager. He was nice enough to contact Aron who is the Port Captain in Porvenir, San Blas, and the latest word Is that we are able to check in there. This includes customs, immigration, and the required Cruising permit. Checking on noonsite seems to confirm this information with some of the most recent reports. 

Regards,

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Steve,

I just contacted John as well, he is  the HLR for CA (Cruising Association) and he told me the same.

As well, “noonsite" has a posting dated May 17 stating that Porvenir has been reinstated…

I’ll be in AUA for one night in mid October if Liz and you are still there…

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre



On 31 Aug 2017, at 17:47, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent and JP,


We had been following the issues regarding check in in the San Blas for a while, and were concerned about the ability to do the check in there. We just corresponded with John Hailey who is the Port Officer for the Ocean Cruising Club in Panama and the Shelter Bay Marina manager. He was nice enough to contact Aron who is the Port Captain in Porvenir, San Blas, and the latest word Is that we are able to check in there. This includes customs, immigration, and the required Cruising permit. Checking on noonsite seems to confirm this information with some of the most recent reports. 

Regards,

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Colombia

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Kent and JP,

We had been following the issues regarding check in in the San Blas for a while, and were concerned about the ability to do the check in there. We just corresponded with John Hailey who is the Port Officer for the Ocean Cruising Club in Panama and the Shelter Bay Marina manager. He was nice enough to contact Aron who is the Port Captain in Porvenir, San Blas, and the latest word Is that we are able to check in there. This includes customs, immigration, and the required Cruising permit. Checking on noonsite seems to confirm this information with some of the most recent reports. 

Regards,

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72